9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd — 1 day

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Blaskogabyggd is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 43°F and lows reach 33°F. You'll set off for Vik on the 9th (Mon).
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Vik are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then admire the majestic nature at Skaftarstofa, and then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip planning app.

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hof.
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Hof — 1 night

Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

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Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in April, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of 29°F. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 14th (Sat).
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.