11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Drive to Charleston International Airport, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
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Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Charleston International Airport, Drive to Myrtle Beach

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Reykjavik — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Grindavik (Blue Lagoon & Gunnuhver Hot Springs). Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get outside with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, examine the collection at Perlan, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik journey website.

Myrtle Beach, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Myrtle Beach to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in October, expect Reykjavik to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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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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