9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder .

Salt Lake City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. In July, Reykjavik is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skogar: Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar) and Hvolsvollur (Lava Centre & Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar trip itinerary website .

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 23rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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