11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Landmannalaugar
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 4th (Tue), explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip builder.

Geneva, Switzerland to Landmannalaugar is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Landmannalaugar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in August, expect nights in Landmannalaugar to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kids will enjoy Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftareldahraun, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd attractions planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and National Museum of Iceland make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerið (in Selfoss), Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi) and Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.