18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
3
Vik
— 2 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
6
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, thenadmire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Geysir reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla. On your second day here, get outside with Hekluhestar, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stop by UNA Local Product.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Geysir to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Hekla
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Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Hofn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

2
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

4
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerið, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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