9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
End: Denver

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 24th (Fri), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, then have fun at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Denver, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Geysir due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in February, plan for little chillier days in Geysir, with highs around 39°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skalholt Cathedral, Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 25th (Sat), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Black Sand Beach, don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey, and then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik vacation builder.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore and learn at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition and Volcano House. Step off the beaten path and head to Laugavegur and The House at Eyrarbakki. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Centre) and Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by Burid, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, and take an in-depth tour of Saga Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Borgarnes, The House at Eyrarbakki
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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