11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Hermosillo
Fly:  28​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Hermosillo

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary planner .

Hermosillo, Mexico to Akureyri is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hermosillo in July: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Husavik Whale Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Husavik Whale Museum ©
The Husavik Whale Museum

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hof trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hof are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally stroll through Dyrholaey.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and The Settlement Center. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get your game on at Laugardalslaug, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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