11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

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Lake Myvatn
— 1 night
Drive
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly
4
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive
5
Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Vik
— 2 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Paris

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Lake Myvatn

— 1 night
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

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Paris, France to Lake Myvatn is an approximately 80-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Paris to Lake Myvatn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for cooler days in Lake Myvatn, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum and then try out the rides at Swimming Pool Dalvik.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Myvatn to Akureyri takes an hour. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Isafjordur

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Dynjandi (Fjallfoss).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Isafjordur travel app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Isafjordur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Akureyri in August, plan for little chillier days in Isafjordur, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The Settlement Center, explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, and then admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Borgarnes road trip tool.

You can fly from Isafjordur to Borgarnes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Selfoss

— 2 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, then soothe aching muscles at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: trot along with Solhestar, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel, and then explore the activities along Kerið.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Selfoss online vacation maker.

Drive from Borgarnes to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and then stroll through Laugavegur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online trip planner.

Getting from Selfoss to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.