18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Arnarstapi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Selfoss

Selfoss
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Selfoss itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Selfoss is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Selfoss are much colder (57°F), and nights are slightly colder (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fjadrargljufur Canyon as well as Dyrhólaey. On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Dyrhólaey and then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nupsstadur, steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, and then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Foss a Sidu and then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

4
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 (Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, &more), Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss & Eggin i Gledivik) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hofn journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thenmake a trip to Viti Crater, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Arnarstapi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

2
nights
Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi ©
Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss, admire the sheer force of Bjarnarfoss, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, thenexplore the striking landscape at Londrangar, thenHead underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and finally kick back and relax at Ytri Tunga Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arnarstapi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Arnarstapi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Arnarstapi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Baejarfoss, Budir Church, Londrangar
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, shop like a local with Laugavegur, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour planner.

You can drive from Arnarstapi to Reykjavik in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Ring Road, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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