9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hunavatnshreppur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Reykholt
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Arnarstapi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Anchorage

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Akranesviti, then stroll through Videy Island, and then steep yourself in history at Hofdi House. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Anchor Monument, then pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, then engage your brain at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ulfarsfell.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app .

Anchorage, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Reykjavik is 9 hours. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulfarsfell, Anchor Monument, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Ulfarsfell ©
Ulfarsfell

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 6th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, then examine the collection at Akureyri Museum, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Fridbjarnarhus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hunavatnshreppur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
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Akureyri Museum ©
Akureyri Museum
Photography Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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Hunavatnshreppur

Hunavatnshreppur
Kjalvegur has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Svalbard Seal Watching Site, make a trip to Anastadastapi, and then stroll through Kjalvegur.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hunavatnshreppur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Hunavatnshreppur takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Hunavatnshreppur

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatnsnes
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 8th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

Plan my day in Hofn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hunavatnshreppur to Hofn takes 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Museums
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The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 9th (Wed), Head underground at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vik itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykholt.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rutshellir Cave
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Reynisfjall ©
Reynisfjall
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave
Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal ©
Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal

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Reykholt

Reykholt ©
Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. On the 10th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on The Cave, then admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, then experience rural life at Haafell Goats and Roses, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykholt trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykholt takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Reykholt are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arnarstapi.

Things to do in Reykholt

Nature Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Brugghus Steoja
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The Cave ©
The Cave
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss
Brugghus Steoja ©
Brugghus Steoja

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Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi ©
Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Budahraun, pause for some serene contemplation at Hellnar Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ytri Tunga Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arnarstapi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Reykholt to Arnarstapi takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arnarstapi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hellnar, Budahraun
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Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach
Hellnar Church ©
Hellnar Church

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