18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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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 Hallgrimskirkja. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Settlement Center and Oxararfoss. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planning site.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect nights in Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are cooler, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

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), then take 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, then examine 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 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Krafla Lava Fields will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Viti Crater. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Hofdi, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

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 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

2
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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, then explore 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 53°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

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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, then contemplate 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 53°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

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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, then contemplate 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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take 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 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

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Grundarfjorour

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

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour day trip app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.