9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Bagdogra, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bagdogra to Reykjavik is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bagdogra in August, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hveradalir, Thingvellir National Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

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Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Horseback Riding Tours
Speed Boats Tours

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night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

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Getting from Akureyri to Blaskogabyggd by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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