9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+5
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12 h 15 min
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then make a trip to Crashed DC 3 Plane, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Vik itinerary builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Vik is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic HorseWorld, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Golden Circle Route.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geysir holiday planner.

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Geysir sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Icelandic HorseWorld
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Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, don't miss a visit to The Pearl (Perlan), and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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