21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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21 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

8
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 38 minutes away. On the 5th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. In September, Reykjavik is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geysir sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik online travel planner .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

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Side Trips

Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hof visit planning website .

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hof are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (The Husavik Whale Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid online holiday planner .

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in September, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Saddle up on the 20th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Christmas Garden, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akureyri travel planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss

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