9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for gifts at Skumaskot, stop by 12 Tonar, look for gifts at Handknitting Association of Iceland, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at foa, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, then look for gifts at Nordic Store, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Edmonton in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Shopping Parks
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at The Industry Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akureyri tour planning app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Viti Crater, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, then stroll through Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker tool .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Vik by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reykjahlid in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Vik, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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Hellnar

Hellnar
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hellnar trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hellnar takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Budir Church, Cave Vatnshellir
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