9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Joplin
Fly:  20 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Joplin

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Fridheimar (in Reykholt) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjavik travel route planner.

Joplin, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 16- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Joplin to Reykjavik. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Joplin in June; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 55°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park, Lava Centre, Fridheimar
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slakki Petting Zoo, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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