11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
6
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Blue Lagoon in Grindavik--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Reykjavik. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Akureyri.
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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.
On the 18th (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri online itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid route builder app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vik online travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Geysir.
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Geysir — 2 nights

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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