11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keflavik trip builder.

Boston, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Keflavik due to the time zone difference. In April, Keflavik is little chillier than Boston - with highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, stop by Verzlunin RAM, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey, and then stroll through Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Skogar sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Golden Circle Route.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir itinerary maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

1
night
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Keflavik custom trip planner.

Getting from Geysir to Keflavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums
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Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center

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