18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
4
Vik
— 1 night
5
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night

10
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotta Lighthouse and Helicopter Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Reykjavik, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mosfellsbaer, Reykjanes Peninsula, Hellisgerdi Park, Glanni Waterfall, Ring Road
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Kleifarvatn ©
Kleifarvatn
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Photography Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 2nd (Thu), test the waters at a local thermal spa, thensee the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Hofdi, thensee the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Museums Nature Spas

Side Trips

Husavik, Lake Myvatn
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The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park vacation site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vatnajokull National Park when traveling from Reykjahlid in April, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenpause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online day trip planner.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 5 hours. April in Vik sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, thenstop by UNA Local Product, thensteep yourself in history at Keldur, and finally head outdoors with Hekluhestar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur road trip tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hella
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall
Keldur ©
Keldur

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