11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Akureyri
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Subway:  11 h
End: Athens

1
night
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 1st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Geysir is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Athens to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Geysir hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at UNA Local Product. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Skogar trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip planner.

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, make a trip to Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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