11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geysir travel planner .

Porto, Portugal to Geysir is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Porto in January, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Geysir: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in January, Reykjavik is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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