11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Husavik
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar road trip tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Landmannalaugar is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Budapest to Landmannalaugar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in August: highs in Landmannalaugar hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip builder.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Logberg (Law Rock)). Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.