11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geysir
— 3 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

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): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar.

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

Washington DC, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geysir due to the time zone difference. In May, Geysir is colder than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel 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 in touch with nature at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skogar Museum and Mýrdalsjökull. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vik sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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 Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Hallgrimskirkja. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Settlement Center and Keflavik Maritime Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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