11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
4
Vik
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  17 h
End: Denver

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Hraunfossar and Bruarfoss Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik journey builder site.

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in Reykjavik are little chillier (36°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Grábrók Volcano, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then go for a walk through Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Reykjavik in December since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Reykjahlid in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally examine the collection at Skogar Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftarstofa, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

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Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4 hours. In December in Vik, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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