7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
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Snaefellsbaer
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Vik
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Minneapolis

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 7th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer vacation builder website .

Minneapolis, USA to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Snaefellsbaer due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

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Kirkjufell Mountain
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sólheimajökulll, then stroll through Dyrhólaey, and finally stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip website .

Getting from Vik to Reykjahlid by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip tool .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Troll Expeditions has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take a tour by water with Troll Expeditions, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik online travel route planner .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Troll Expeditions ©
Troll Expeditions
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Helicopter Tours

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