11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route maker
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Drive
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Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
3
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. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar vacation planner.

Reykjavik to Skogar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hofn.
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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 Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). 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.
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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, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.
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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.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online travel planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time 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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