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.
Attractions like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island for their historical value. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Fridheimar (in Reykholt), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lava Centre, wander the streets of Laugavegur, make a trip to Perlan, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik itinerary builder website.

Joplin, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. 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, Fridheimar, Thingvellir National Park, Lava Centre
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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, thenkick 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, thentake an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

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

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