11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. July in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Blaskogabyggd

— 4 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Escape the urban bustle at Gullfoss Falls and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Blaskogabyggd side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Akureyri) and Gjain (in Svartsengi). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, walk around Hveravellir, get impressive views of Hekla, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd travel route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.