9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haukadalur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally have fun at Sundhollin Public Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, stop by Hidden People Iceland, then surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, then examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Reykjavik at 46°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljúfrafoss.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hella are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Haukadalur.
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Haukadalur — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then take in the natural beauty of Geysir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Blesi and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haifoss.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haukadalur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hella to Haukadalur takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thingvellir.
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Thingvellir — 1 night

One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thingvellir road trip site.

Traveling by car from Haukadalur to Thingvellir takes an hour. In October in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip website.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Reykjavik takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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