11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Borgarfjordur Eystri
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
6
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Husavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
8
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

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 Blue Lagoon. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, and then test the waters at Blue Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindavik trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Grindavik is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Grindavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Grindavik to be cooler, temps between 42°F and 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hella.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
Highlights from your plan
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

2
nights
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skogafoss. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Grindavik to Hella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

1
night
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jokulsarlon online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hella to Jokulsarlon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. April in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Jokulsarlon to Egilsstadir in 4 hours. Traveling from Jokulsarlon in April, Egilsstadir is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Borgarfjordur Eystri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

few
hours
Borgarfjordur Eystri

Borgarfjordur Eystri ©
On the 7th (Tue), trek along Storurd.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Borgarfjordur Eystri trip planner.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Borgarfjordur Eystri by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Borgarfjordur Eystri are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Borgarfjordur Eystri

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Storurd ©
Storurd

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You've now added Dettifoss Waterfall to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Borgarfjordur Eystri to Reykjahlid takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall

few
hours
Husavik

Husavik
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Husavik day trip app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Husavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goðafoss Waterfall. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Akureyri are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Fun & Games Spas Theme Parks

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