11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  16​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then enjoy some diversion at Fridheimar, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Golden Circle Route.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geysir trip generator.

Washington DC, USA to Geysir is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geysir. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Geysir to be much colder, temps between 46°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get outdoors at Black Sand Beach and Seljalandsfoss. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skogafoss and Skogasafn. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and make a trip to Dyrholaey.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hallgrimskirkja and The House at Eyrarbakki. Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Askja will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik), Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Centre & Borgarnes Museum). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, make a trip to The Pearl (Perlan), examine the collection at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition, and steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Askja, The House at Eyrarbakki, Thingvellir National Park, Keflavik Maritime Center
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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