11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Blaskogabyggd. Traveling from Prague in August, things will get slightly colder in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. On your second day here, listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

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

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes.

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Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid day trip website.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik visit planner.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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.