17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

4
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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.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 travel 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

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Akureyri to Hofn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Hofn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Walking tours

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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 Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella, approximately Hella away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vik route website.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and 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

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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 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gjain.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning app.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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