11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Sun Voyager has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

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Dublin, Ireland to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Take the guesswork out of planning a Hvolsvollur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hofn.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hvolsvollur to Hofn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vatnajokull, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Hoffellsjokull Glacier ©
Hoffellsjokull Glacier
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toAkureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saurbaejarkirkja and Akureyrarkirkja. Get in touch with nature at Godafoss and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip site .

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hellnar Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ytri Tunga Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hellnar trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Akureyri to Hellnar in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach
Hellnar Church ©
Hellnar Church

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner .

You can drive from Hellnar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Aurora Reykjavik ©
Aurora Reykjavik

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