11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route maker
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Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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Skogar — 2 nights

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Step out of Skogar to go to Vik and see Black Sand Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Skogar online holiday planner.

Reykjavik to Skogar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. October in Skogar sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hofn.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hofn online trip maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Blaskogabyggd.
Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.
Nature · Parks
Side Trips
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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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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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.