11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Dubrovnik

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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Settlement Center and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Viking World in Keflavik--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Videy Island, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and wander the streets of Laugavegur.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel site.

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Voyages Friendship Statue. Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skogar Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, and admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geysir

— 1 night
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 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geysir road trip planning website.

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

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.