11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Blonduos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
7
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Thingvellir
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
12
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Reykjavik is cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Blonduos.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Blonduos

Blonduos
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Swimmingpool has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Blonduos trip planner .

Drive from Reykjavik to Blonduos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Blonduos

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Swimmingpool
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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Godafoss.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Akureyri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Godafoss
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You've now added Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Hofdi, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Hverarond ©
Hverarond
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
You've now added Austursigling to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gufufoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, then engage your brain at Technical Museum, and finally cast your line with Austursigling.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seydisfjordur day trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seydisfjordur are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fardagafoss
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Fardagafoss ©
Fardagafoss
Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Vatnajökull National Park is one of three national parks in Iceland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon as well as Skaftafell National Park. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seydisfjordur to Vatnajokull National Park. August in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Nupsstadur ©
Nupsstadur
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

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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 Seljavallalaug as well as Keldur. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, and finally contemplate the long history of Keldur.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vik using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Keldur
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogasafn ©
Skogasafn
Keldur ©
Keldur

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Hella

Hella
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hella travel route website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Hella sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will leave for Geysir on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Hella

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Gjain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

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You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Geysir

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Gjain, Thingvellir National Park, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gjain ©
Gjain
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss

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Thingvellir

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 find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thingvellir travel planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Thingvellir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Thingvellir are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Thingvellir

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon Spa, Volcano Tours and Dive Silfra. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Dive Silfra, contemplate the long history of Hofdi House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Volcano Tours, hike along Reykjadalur Hot Springs, and then relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon Spa.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Volcano Tours, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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