11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and then take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hof trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then look for gifts at Vikurprjon Wool Factory.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip planning app .

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head outdoors with Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall - CLOSED, Strokkur, Golden Circle Route, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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