11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Geysir
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik (Anglers.is & History Museum of Reykjanesbaer). Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 39°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Katlatrack Adventure Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, and then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Svinafell

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then explore and take pictures at Fellsfjara. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the local highlights with Local Guide of Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Svinafell trip planning website.

Getting from Vik to Svinafell by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Svinafell are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Geysir

— 1 night
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 11th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Getting from Svinafell to Geysir by car takes about 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 31°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.