11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Paris

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip builder app .

Paris, France to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, Blaskogabyggd is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn route builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Hofn sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Skogar online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Skogar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Skogar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online day trip planner .

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

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