17 days in Iceland & London Itinerary

17 days in Iceland & London Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hella, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thingvellir National Park and Oxararfoss. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Langjokull Glacier. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, cruise along Ring Road, explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, and look for gifts at Knifemaker.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online tour itinerary builder.

Perth, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Reykjavik, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Akureyri.
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Akureyri, Iceland — 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 10th (Sat), get reinvigorated at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, then get a dose of the wild on Whale Watching Hauganes, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri visit planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, then head outdoors with Hofdi, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave and then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hella.
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Hella, Iceland — 1 night

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljúfrafoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hella tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Hella in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hella, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik, Iceland — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.
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Geysir, Iceland — 1 night

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 17th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planning website.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours and Beer Tastings & Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Up at The O2, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London route planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Geysir to London in 9 hours. Traveling from Geysir in September, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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