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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Denver

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geysir travel itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Geysir. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykholt, Skalholt Cathedral, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Helicopter Tours. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Volcano House, and take a stroll through Laugavegur.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Helicopter Tours

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