9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Hraunfossar. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Videy Island.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online driving holiday planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik is 6 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (52°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Horseback Riding Tours, Hraunfossar
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Sólheimajökulll. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Hvolsvollur (Lava Centre & Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker site .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skogar, Hvolsvollur, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
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 24th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and then take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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