11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, then kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour visit planning tool.

Windsor, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Windsor to Grundarfjorour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Fri), get the adrenaline pumping with Katlatrack Adventure Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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". On the 8th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Hekla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, head outdoors with Dogsledding Iceland, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate the long history of Keldur.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bruarfoss Waterfall and The Icelandic Punk Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.