9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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 lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik visit planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 4°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at UNA Local Store. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, UNA Local Product, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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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 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

Make your Geysir itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Geysir are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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