9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 3rd (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd driving holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hofn, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull and then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip tool.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Vik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotta Lighthouse and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjavik, with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.