9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hvolsvollur
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Hvolsvollur
— 1 day
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 21st (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, then stop by UNA Local Product, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur road trip site.

Syracuse, USA to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Syracuse to Hvolsvollur. When traveling from Syracuse in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Hvolsvollur: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

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You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Skaftareldahraun, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftarstofa, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip maker.

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja. On your second day here, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then stop by Flora, Akureyri, and finally contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus.

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Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Akureyri by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Perlan, browse the handmade items at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, stop by foa, then take a stroll through Laugavegur, then take in the exciting artwork at Dead Gallery/Studio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.