11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Atyrau 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, then explore and take pictures at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan to Reykjavik is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Atyrau to Reykjavik. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Atyrau in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip maker.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave and then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Vik in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vik, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Laki Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour tour planning app.

You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.