25 days in Iceland Itinerary

25 days in Iceland Itinerary

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25 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Paris

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Paris, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Side Trips

Thingvellir, Kerið, Thermal Spas
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip maker tool .

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary site .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

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Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

Planning Vatnajokull National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (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 Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Glaumbaer Museum in Varmahlid, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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