11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like National Museum of Iceland and Perlan make great kid-friendly stops. Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Aurora Reykjavik will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Þúfa, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik vacation planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Geneva in August, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary app.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then hike along Laugavegur, and then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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.