11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Grindavik
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Sofia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Thingvellir National Park and Hekla. Step out of the city life by going to Strokkur and Gullfoss. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geysir itinerary builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Geysir. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sofia in April: highs in Geysir hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Hekla
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

2
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vatnajokull National Park Visitor Center and then see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn. On your second day here, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hofn itinerary builder.

You can drive from Geysir to Hofn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Glacier Lagoon
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Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visit Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Skogafoss and Sólheimajökulll will get you outdoors. Step out of Vik to go to Skogar and see Rutshellir Cave, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vik trip builder.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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nights
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then see the interesting displays at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Laugavegur, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindavik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grindavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Stekkjarkot
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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