16 days in Iceland, London & Liverpool Itinerary

16 days in Iceland, London & Liverpool Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 day
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Budardalur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hellnar, Iceland
— 1 night
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Borgarnes, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre as well as Hallgrimskirkja. On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then admire the landmark architecture of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall as well as Black Sand Beach. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Egilsstadir on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Egilsstadir, Iceland

Egilsstadir ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sveinsstekksfoss as well as Hengifoss. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Sveinsstekksfoss and then head outdoors with Hengifoss.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Egilsstadir road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

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Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss

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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goðafoss Waterfall, Mývatn Nature Baths and Grjotagja Cave. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Budardalur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

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Budardalur, Iceland

Budardalur ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Keli Sea Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budardalur trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Akureyri to Budardalur in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Hellnar on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Budardalur

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Keli Sea Tours ©
Keli Sea Tours

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Hellnar, Iceland

Hellnar
You've now added Londrangar Basalt Cliffs to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hellnar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Budardalur to Hellnar takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Hellnar

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Borgarnes, Iceland

Borgarnes
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Borgarnes route builder tool.

You can drive from Hellnar to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
On the 19th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder app.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature

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Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring ©
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and Coca-Cola London Eye. Kids will appreciate attractions like Buckingham Palace and St. James's Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London planning tool.

Fly from Reykjavik to London in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Liverpool.

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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Liverpool, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for London on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Liverpool

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom

London

The Square Mile

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Liverpool to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
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