11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grindavik
— 1 night
2
Vik
— Few hours
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 2 nights
4
Skogar
— 2 nights
5
Laugarvatn
— 1 night
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

1
night
Grindavik

Grindavik
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Retreat Spa, Selatangar and Krysuvik. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): boost your wellbeing at The Retreat Spa.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grindavik trip itinerary maker tool.

Basel, Switzerland to Grindavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Basel in September, plan for cooler days in Grindavik, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Vik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Krysuvik
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Krysuvik
Krysuvik
Selatangar ©
Selatangar

few
hours
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder.

You can drive from Grindavik to Vik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Laki Craters to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar and then take in the pleasant sights at Scenic Green Lava Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then get impressive views of Laki Craters.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
You've now added Skogafoss to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss and then get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thenstop by UNA Local Product, thenlearn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Skogar online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Skogar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Selfoss, Geysir, Strokkur
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

1
night
Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Laugarvatn journey app.

You can drive from Skogar to Laugarvatn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Laugarvatn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofdi House, Perlan, Tales from Iceland, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Icelandic Punk Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laugarvatn to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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