28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 10 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Reykjavik — 10 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Get some historical perspective at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, relax and rejuvenate at Sky Lagoon, and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lahore in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Skogar Museum and Skaftfellingur Museum. Popular historic sites such as Reyniskirkja Church and Rutshellir Cave are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in a show at Lava Show.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

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Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In October in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Hljooaklettar, take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Akureyri Swimming Pool. Let the collections at The Herring Era Museum and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see Off-Road Tours, admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Akureyri online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour — 4 nights

Get outdoors at Kirkjufell Mountain and Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Budakirkja and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grundarfjorour: Vatnshellir Cave (in Snaefellsbaer) and Hellnar (Londrangar Basalt Cliffs & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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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