11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Columbia
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Columbia

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir Hot Springs, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary builder .

Columbia, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbia to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Columbia in August, with highs in Blaskogabyggd at 57°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
When in Vik, make a side trip to see Landmannalaugar in Landmannalaugar, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, make a trip to Crashed DC 3 Plane, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip maker app .

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Skogafoss, Landmannalaugar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skaftafell: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Jokulsarlon Lagoon & Diamond Beach). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Skaftafell trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Vik to Skaftafell takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Skaftafell can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Hofskirkja Church
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip website .

You can fly from Skaftafell to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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