11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Keflavik
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Keflavik
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Reykjavik
Drive
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Thingvellir
Drive
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Laugarvatn
Drive
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Fludir
— 1 night
Drive
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Skogar
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Jokulsarlon
Drive
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Hofn
Drive
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Stodvarfjordur
Drive
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Eskifjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Seydisfjordur
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Reykjahlid
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Varmahlid
— 1 night
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Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
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18
Borgarnes
— 1 night
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Mexico City

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Keflavik

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Keflavik sightseeing planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Keflavik is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Keflavik: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 17th (Sat).
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Ring Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Thingvellir.
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Thingvellir

One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thingvellir day trip website.

Drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Thingvellir can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Laugarvatn.
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Laugarvatn

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Nine Worlds.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Laugarvatn trip itinerary builder tool.

Laugarvatn is just a short distance from Thingvellir. In September, daily temperatures in Laugarvatn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fludir.
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Fludir — 1 night

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Traveling by car from Laugarvatn to Fludir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Fludir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Skogar.
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Skogar — 1 day

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Skogar trip app.

You can drive from Fludir to Skogar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Skogar sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vik attractions planning website.

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon online trip maker.

Drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Hofn.
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Hofn takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Stodvarfjordur.
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Spas
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Stodvarfjordur

Stöðvarfjörður is a village in east Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The French Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stodvarfjordur journey planning website.

You can drive from Hofn to Stodvarfjordur in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Stodvarfjordur when traveling from Hofn in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eskifjordur.
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Eskifjordur — 1 night

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eskifjordur attractions planning site.

You can drive from Stodvarfjordur to Eskifjordur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Eskifjordur are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Seydisfjordur on the 20th (Tue).
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Seydisfjordur

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seydisfjordur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eskifjordur to Seydisfjordur in 1.5 hours. In September in Seydisfjordur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjahlid.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid visit app.

Traveling by car from Seydisfjordur to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Husavik.
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Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Husavik tour builder website.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Husavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 21st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, then admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden, then see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri road trip planner.

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Varmahlid.
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Varmahlid — 1 night

On the 22nd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre, then take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug, and then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kjalvegur, explore the striking landscape at Bolugil, get a dose of the wild on Iceland Horse Tours, then stop by Tannery Visitor Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Varmahlid trip builder.

Drive from Akureyri to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Varmahlid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Snaefellsbaer.
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Snaefellsbaer — 1 night

On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer day trip site.

You can drive from Varmahlid to Snaefellsbaer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Borgarnes.
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Borgarnes — 1 night

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center and then take in the awesome beauty at Hafnarfjall.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Borgarnes route planning website.

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Borgarnes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Keflavik.
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Keflavik — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon, then contemplate the geological forces at Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Keilir.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Keflavik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Keflavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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