18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, then explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain, then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer online trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Snaefellsbaer due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Budir Church, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Stykkisholmskirkja
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

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Drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Hofn Swimming Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajokull. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Djupivogur (Bakkabud, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Stokksnes, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hofn online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Selfoss Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Hofdi, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hofn in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hafragilsfoss, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Glaumbaer Museum. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and learn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Off-Road Tours

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thingvellir National Park and Lava Centre. Get outdoors at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi) and Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and explore and take pictures at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route planning app.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Blaskogabyggd, Hvolsvollur, The Settlement Center, Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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