11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  15 h 15 min
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
2
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Chicago

1
day
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Vik is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Vik is 6 hours. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vik: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirkjufell Mountain and Djúpalónssandur beach. Get outdoors at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Ytri Tunga Beach. Step out of Snaefellsbaer with an excursion to Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum in Bjarnarhofn--about 46 minutes away.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Snaefellsbaer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Ytri Tunga Beach, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, thenstroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thentake in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, thenHead underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjahlid by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Videy Island and Gljufrabui Waterfalls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruarfoss Waterfall and The Cave. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Hvolsvollur (Lava Centre & Seljalandsfoss) and Geysir (in Haukadalur). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip planner.

Fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Brugghus Steoja, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
The Cave ©
The Cave
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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