9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): wander the streets of Laugavegur, stop by Burid, then examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, then examine the collection at The Settlement Exhibition, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik custom trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Krafla Lava Fields and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Hverarond and Lake Myvatn. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Husavik and see The Husavik Whale Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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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 12th (Wed): hike along Sólheimajökulll. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vik travel planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Vik by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Skogafoss
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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