11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  35​h
End: Adelaide

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, stroll through Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Djúpalónssandur beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hellnar road trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Hellnar is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cave Vatnshellir
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Tue), go for a walk through Viti Crater, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Reykjahlid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, then contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland ©
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally steep yourself in history at Hofdi House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Videy Island, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, and finally take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online tour planner .

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Akureyri in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Reykjavik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, trek along Laugavegur, and then see the interesting displays at Skogasafn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Laugavegur, Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

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