11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 1 day
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Vik

— 1 day
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

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Denver, USA to Vik is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, expect nights in Vik to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are colder, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at The Settlement Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur, then steep yourself in history at Videy Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftarstofa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, and finally contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 24th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park online route planner.

You can take a bus from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vatnajokull National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 25th (Tue), get outside with Hofdi, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Akureyri Museum and then examine the collection at The Aviation Museum.

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.