11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Paris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip site.

Paris, France to Geysir is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Paris to Geysir, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get a bit cooler in Geysir: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's lots more to do: laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hofn trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Geysir to Hofn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik road trip planning tool.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik attractions website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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