9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Selfoss
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Reykjavik Open Air Museum as well as Into The Glacier. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Into The Glacier and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary app .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Into The Glacier ©
Into The Glacier

2
nights
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urridafoss Waterfall as well as Reykjadalur Hot Springs. On the 3rd (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selfosskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Selfoss online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selfoss can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Skogar.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Urridafoss Waterfall, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Urridafoss Waterfall ©
Urridafoss Waterfall

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Skogar trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Selfoss to Skogar by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Trails
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail ©
Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skogafoss, Skogar Museum and Reynisfjara Beach. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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