23 days in Iceland Itinerary

23 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Geysir
— 1 night
2
Hella
— 2 nights
3
Vik
— 4 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Asbyrgi
— 2 nights
6
Akureyri
— 4 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 6 nights

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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 21st (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir travel website.

Las Vegas, USA to Geysir is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Geysir. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Geysir at 49°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. On the 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then stop by Seljalandsfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): push the limits with Midgard Adventure, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
When in Vik, make a side trip to see Kvernufoss in Skogar, approximately Skogar away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hofn visit planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Jokulsarlon
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
nights
Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi ©
On the 31st (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur and then explore the stunning scenery at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods). Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Viti Crater, take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hafragilsfoss.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asbyrgi driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Hofn to Asbyrgi in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hafragilsfoss, Faro de Gardur
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Dalvik (Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland & Bjorbodin Spa) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Akureyri, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Akureyri takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Dalvik, Whale Watching Hauganes
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Whale Watching Hauganes ©
Whale Watching Hauganes
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Kaldidalur Valley & Thingvellir National Park), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Perlan, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm, Thermal Spas, Keflavik Maritime Center
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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