11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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 14th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir Hot Springs, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd holiday builder tool .

Chicago, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Blaskogabyggd: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dyrholaey, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hofskirkja Church and Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar. Escape the urban bustle at Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Svartifoss Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skaftafell: Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon) and Skaftarstofa (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skaftafell route planning website .

You can take a bus from Vik to Skaftafell in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by JS Watch Company, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip website .

You can fly from Skaftafell to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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