11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Cemetery Holavallagardur for their historical value. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Reykjadalur Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, browse the different shops at Bonus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route app.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Horseback Riding Tours, Thingvellir National Park, The Settlement Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): go for a walk through Viti Crater, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid route planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Hvolsvollur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hvolsvollur, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thensee the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenstop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik trip maker website.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ytri Tunga Beach, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and then kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach.

Plan my day in Hellnar using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Vik to Hellnar in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Kirkjufell Mountain, Cave Vatnshellir, Olafsvikurkirkja
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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