11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hella
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to San Juan

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online travel route planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in October: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Geysir

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir sightseeing planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik visit planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hella

— 3 nights
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. On the 19th (Tue), head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On the next day, see MudShark Tours and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

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You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Hella sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.