19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Asbyrgi
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Grundarfjorour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Skogar Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik trip site.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Svinafell

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Fri), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Svinafell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn road trip planner.

You can drive from Svinafell to Hofn in 2 hours. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Asbyrgi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur, then explore the striking landscape of Jokulsargljufur National Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Asbyrgi trip website.

Getting from Hofn to Asbyrgi by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Hverfjall. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park to see Hafragilsfoss about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asbyrgi to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Akureyri

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Videy Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Strokkur (in Geysir). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.