11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Edmonton

1
day
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geysir day trip app .

Edmonton, Canada to Geysir is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Geysir: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

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Blaskogabyggd
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vik visit site .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hofn travel planner.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hofn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

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Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akureyri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hofn to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akureyri, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
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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 Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel route planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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