17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montreal in June: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

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You can drive from Akureyri to Hofn in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

2
nights
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 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Geysir and then appreciate the views at Gjain.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geysir route builder tool .

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geysir are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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