11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
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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 19th (Sun): stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

Before you visit Reykjavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 52°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skardsvik Beach, and then stroll through Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in touch with nature with Geo Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Hofdi, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid holiday planning site.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Hof

— 1 night
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and finally explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hof holiday planning app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

Make your Vik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.