11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  3​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
car:  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 30​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Galgaklettur. Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Volcano House.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik holiday maker app .

Dublin, Ireland to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
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

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keldur
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2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hvolsvollur to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hvalnes Lighthouse
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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'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Godafoss and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Saurbaejarkirkja and Akureyrarkirkja. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

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. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Hverir ©
Hverir

1
night
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hellnar trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Akureyri to Hellnar in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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