9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Geysir

— 1 night
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 26th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Dinard, France to Geysir is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dinard to Geysir. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dinard in December; daily highs in Geysir reach 2°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dyrhólaey and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary website.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Geysir in December since evenings lows in Vik dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker tool.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Reykjavik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.