11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hveragerdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Skogar
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
6
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Reykjavik
— 1 night
End: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. In December in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager
Thermal Spas
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Aurora Borealis.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Borgarnes online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Borgarnes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Borgarnes, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Wildlife Parks
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Aurora Borealis ©
Aurora Borealis

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Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stykkisholmur road trip app .

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Stykkisholmur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Museums

Side Trip

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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Hveragerdi

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The exhibition Quake 2008.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hveragerdi online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Stykkisholmur to Hveragerdi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hveragerdi are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Skogar.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Selfoss
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerið ©
Kerið
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©

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Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, and finally stop by Seljalandsfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skogar visit planner .

You can drive from Hveragerdi to Skogar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hveragerdi in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Skogar, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik journey website .

Vik is just a short distance from Skogar. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Historic Sites
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Vik Church ©
Vik Church
Reyniskirkja Church ©
Reyniskirkja Church

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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse. On your second day here, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

You can plan Hofn trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hofn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Walking tours
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

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Vik

Vik ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online holiday planner .

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Reykjavik is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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