9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary tool .

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Reykjavik hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Skogar day trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Skogar, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir travel planner.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Skogar in January since evenings lows in Geysir dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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