11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online vacation planner.

Manila, Philippines to Reykjavik is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in August: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along Laugavegur, don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

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You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.