9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  38 h
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  37 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, have fun at Fridheimar, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Geysir is an approximately 38-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Geysir. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Geysir are cooler (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

3
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seljalandsfoss and Reynisfjara Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skogasafn and Rutshellir Cave. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 11th (Sat), shop like a local with Laugavegur, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Volcano House, then get engrossed in the history at Saga Museum, then examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and finally see the interesting displays at The Settlement Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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