11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly

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Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at UNA Local Product.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hella trip planner.

Cork, Ireland to Hella is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Cork in November, you will find days in Hella are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 27th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vik online itinerary maker.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Vik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

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 29th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geysir journey planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Geysir, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur) and Grindavik (Brimketill, Thermal Spas, &more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, make a trip to Laugavegur, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.