11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Sofia
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 3 nights
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
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fridheimar and Hekla. Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Falls. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir driving holiday planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Geysir is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Geysir. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sofia in April: highs in Geysir hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You will leave for Hofn on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Huldusteinn. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hofn travel route builder app.

You can fly from Geysir to Hofn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Adventure Wildlife Tours

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Sólheimajökulll and Rutshellir Cave. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik day trip tool.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and then examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Laugavegur, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grindavik itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Grindavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

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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