11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geysir
— 3 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Geysir holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geysir due to the time zone difference. In May, Geysir is colder than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skogar Museum and Voyages Friendship Statue. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

To plan Vik vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Hallgrimskirkja. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Askja, The House at Eyrarbakki, Thingvellir National Park, Keflavik Maritime Center
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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