11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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 Hallgrimskirkja and Hannesarholt. Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Grindavik, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by 12 Tonar, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik custom trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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 Black Sand Beach and Seljalandsfoss. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Laugavegur in Landmannalaugar--about 1:20 hours away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and trek along Sólheimajökulll.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laugavegur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gullfoss and Strokkur. Step out of Geysir to go to Selfoss and see Horseback Riding Tours, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Fridheimar, Horseback Riding Tours, Hekla
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Horseback Riding Tours

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