11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally head off the coast to Videy Island.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online travel route builder.

Berlin, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Budir Church and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Snaefellsbaer (Cave Vatnshellir & Horseback Riding Tours), Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi) and Londrangar (in Hellnar).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, trot along with a tour on horseback, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, make a trip to Viti Crater, then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Hofdi, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn online vacation planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik visit planner.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side 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.