9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Skogar
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Grundarfjorour
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Arnarstapi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

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Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. On the 29th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon.

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Ottawa, Canada to Keflavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Keflavik: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip website .

Drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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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.
Gullfoss Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

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Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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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.
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Skogar trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Skogar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Diamond Beach has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

Vik is very close to Skogar. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Diamond Beach, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur tour planner.

Getting from Vik to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Vik in June, Seydisfjordur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Laki Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Seydisfjordur to Grundarfjorour takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours

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Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arnarstapi day trip website .

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Arnarstapi by car takes about an hour. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toKeflavik.

Things to do in Arnarstapi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Keflavik

Keflavik
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Keflavik travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Arnarstapi to Keflavik by car takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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