11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On the next day, get outside with Hekluhestar and then get impressive views of Hekla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hella road trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Hella is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in September, things will get cooler in Hella: highs are around 50°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik trip builder.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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 25th (Sat): trek along Laugavegur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.