18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
5
Hof
— 1 night
6
Vik
— 2 nights
7
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Omnom Chocolate as well as Snorkeling Trips to Silfra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Cemetery Holavallagardur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Settlement Center and Tales from Iceland. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss). There's still lots to do: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (°F), and nights are a bit cooler (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Borgarnes, Horseback Riding Tours
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), thentake in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, thenexamine the collection at Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akureyri online trip maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Akureyri sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Lofthellir Lava Cave will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Viti Crater. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and get outside with Hofdi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary site.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kayaking & Canoeing has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, thenexplore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Stokksnes.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stokksnes, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hof trip app.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Hof takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hjorleifshofoi, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hof to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vik are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kirkjufellsfoss and Berserkjahraun. Discover out-of-the-way places like Budir Church and Skardsvik Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ingjaldscholskirkja (in Rif), Dritvik and Djupalonssandur (in Hellnar) and Sugandisey (in Stykkisholmur).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Vik to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Olafsvik, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Budir Church
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Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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