11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
4
Vik
— 3 nights

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Strokkur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planning site.

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-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 slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gullfoss Falls, Grábrók Volcano
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, thengo for a walk through Viti Crater, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Reykjavik in December since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

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night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Reykjahlid in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally examine the collection at Skogar Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, thenexplore the striking landscape of Skaftarstofa, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

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Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 5 hours. In December in Vik, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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