11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  29​h
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Denver


1
day
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Denver, USA to Vik is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Denver, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Vik, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at The Settlement Center, 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 next day: admire the sheer force of Glymur, steep yourself in history at Videy Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glymur, The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, and finally steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur sightseeing planning website .

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

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Vatnajökull National Park is one of three national parks in Iceland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vatnajokull National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vatnajokull National Park takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get outside with Hofdi, then go for a walk through Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, then Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Hverarond ©
Hverarond
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Akureyri Museum, see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri holiday builder app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Spas
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The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum
Spas & Wellness
Akureyri Museum ©
Akureyri Museum

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