9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner
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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Skogar
— 1 night
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Rennes

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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, Kerið, Urridafoss Waterfall, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip builder.

Rennes, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rennes in May, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skogar.
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Skogar — 1 night

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, Foss a Sidu, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Skogar day trip planning website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Skogar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hof.
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Hof — 1 night

Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
You've added Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Fellsfjara.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hof tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Hof takes 2.5 hours. In May in Hof, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.
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Hofn — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Seydisfjordur Church as well as Vestrahorn. On the 18th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Vestrahorn.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn online holiday planner.

Getting from Hof to Hofn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Vesturdalur, and finally appreciate the views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Egilsstadir vacation site.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in May, plan for little chillier nights in Egilsstadir, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Husavik.
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Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, Hverfjall, Viti Crater, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Geo Travel, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Husavik trip planner.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Husavik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Husavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.
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Blonduos — 1 night

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Hvitserkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Blonduos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

You've now added Blue Lagoon to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Reykjavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel 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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