11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park, Thingvallakirkja church, &more), Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Brimketill). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

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Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (13°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Laugavegur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik holiday app.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 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 13th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, stop by UNA Local Product, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Hekluhestar.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hella trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hella sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.