9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Husafell
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. On the 28th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Haafell Goats and Roses, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, and then cool off at Húsafell sundlaug.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Husafell online holiday planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Husafell is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Husafell, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Husafell: highs are around 36°F and lows about 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Husafell

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Haafell Goats and Roses
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Húsafell sundlaug ©
Húsafell sundlaug

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hverarond and Selfoss Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

Plan my day in Reykjahlid using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Husafell to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Husafell in December since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

1
day
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur online road trip planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gljufrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vik are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

2
nights
Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Perlan, then have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, and then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Sundholl Selfoss and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Selfoss trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vik in January since evenings lows in Selfoss dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjavik
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sundholl Selfoss ©
Sundholl Selfoss
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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