11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  8​h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h
5
Vik
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
6
Skogar
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Grundarfjorour
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 15th (Fri), laugh and play at Sundhollin Public Baths, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and finally cruise along Ring Road.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour itinerary maker tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Langjokull Glacier, Ring Road, Horseback Riding Tours, Off-Road Tours, Oxararfoss
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 17th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Fridbjarnarhus, then examine the collection at Akureyri Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Hlíðarfjall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, Akureyri is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Akureyri Museum ©
Akureyri Museum

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid journey tool .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You will leave for Vatnajokull National Park on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then explore the activities along Lac Polaire, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Reykjahlid in November, Vatnajokull National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, trot along with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Reynisdrangar ©
Reynisdrangar
Horseback Riding Tours
Reynisfjall ©
Reynisfjall

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano and then look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skogar tour builder website .

Skogar is just a short distance from Vik. In November in Skogar, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Selfoss.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Katla Volcano
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Katla Volcano ©
Katla Volcano

1
night
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Selfosskirkja and then have fun at Sundholl Selfoss.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Skogar to Selfoss takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Selfoss sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hrunalaug
Highlights from your plan
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull ©
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
Hrunalaug ©
Hrunalaug
Selfosskirkja ©
Selfosskirkja

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Keflavik Maritime Center, examine the collection at Duushus Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Keilir, then see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, then explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, and finally explore the ancient world of Selatangar.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Grindavik trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Grindavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Grindavik

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Keflavik, Krysuvik Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll ©
Keilir ©
Keilir
Selatangar ©
Selatangar

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hours
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, take in the exciting artwork at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Grindavik to Grundarfjorour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Tours

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