11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Grindavik (Brimketill, Thermal Spas, &more). Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in September, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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 18th (Fri): get outside with True Adventure, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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 20th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with Riding Tours South Iceland, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

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You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.