11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planner.

Milan, Italy to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Milan in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · 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 15th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Laki Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grundarfjorour: Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur), Cave Vatnshellir (in Snaefellsbaer) and Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grundarfjorour vacation planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then see Katlatrack Adventure Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reynisfjall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vik planning app.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally stop by Seljalandsfoss.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.