11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Basel
Fly:  3​h
1
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Vik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Laugarvatn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Retreat Spa, Selatangar and Krysuvik. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): test the waters at The Retreat Spa.

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Basel, Switzerland to Grindavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Basel in September, expect nights in Grindavik to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Vik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trip

Krysuvik
Highlights from your plan
Krysuvik ©
Krysuvik
Selatangar ©
Selatangar

few
hours
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Grindavik to Vik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Laki Craters to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar and then take in the pleasant sights at Scenic Green Lava Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Laki Craters.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur travel route tool .

Drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
You've now added Skogafoss to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. On the next day, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then look for gifts at UNA Local Store, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Skogar day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Skogar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Skogar sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Selfoss, Strokkur, Geysir
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Geysir ©
Geysir

1
night
Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn ©
You've now added Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park and then admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Laugarvatn trip planner .

Getting from Skogar to Laugarvatn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Laugarvatn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hofdi House, Perlan, Tales from Iceland, and other attractions. Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Icelandic Punk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cemetery Holavallagardur and Dolphin & Whale Watching.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Laugarvatn to Reykjavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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