11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Calgary

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions tool .

Calgary, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Krysuvik Cliffs, Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
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.
Skogar is known for nature, museums, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Skogar, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 4th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in January, Blaskogabyggd is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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