11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd road trip tool.

San Francisco, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Blaskogabyggd is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 58°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Skogar Museum, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Laugavegur, then don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip builder app.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then see majestic marine mammals with Whale Watching Hjalteyri.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

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

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and look for gifts at Aurum by Guobjorg Jewellery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.