11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Geysir
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Budardalur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Grindavik
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Paris

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Volcano House, National Museum of Iceland, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Saga Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel planner.

Paris, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Lake Tjornin ©
Lake Tjornin
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

few
hours
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.
Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Gullfoss and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geysir travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geysir are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin ©
Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrholaey, Seljavallalaug, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, experience rural life at Stong - Ruins of a Real Viking Settlement Manor, and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, South Region, Stong - Ruins of a Real Viking Settlement Manor
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon as well as Svartifoss Waterfall. On the 6th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hofn road trip planning site .

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Svartifoss Waterfall, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Godafoss, Hverfjall, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid road trip tool .

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hofn in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Selfoss Waterfall
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grindavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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few
hours
Budardalur

Budardalur
You've now added Eiriksstadir to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budardalur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Budardalur in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Budardalur

Historic Sites
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1
night
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
You've now added Blue Lagoon Iceland to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik and then soothe aching muscles at Blue Lagoon Iceland.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindavik trip planner.

Drive from Budardalur to Grindavik in 3 hours. September in Grindavik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Krysuvik
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Blue Lagoon Iceland ©
Blue Lagoon Iceland

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