11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
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Blaskogabyggd
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are in your itinerary. National Museum of Iceland and Aurora Reykjavik are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, examine the collection at Icelandic Phallological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Reykjavik hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 7 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and Thingvallakirkja church. Get in touch with nature at Strokkur and Haifoss. Explore Blaskogabyggd's surroundings by going to Gjain (in Svartsengi) and Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave Vidgelmir.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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