19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Budir
— 1 night
Drive
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Rif
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
5
Seydisfjordur
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
9
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
11
Laugarvatn
— 1 night
Drive
12
Hafnarfjordur
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Stokkseyri
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain 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 Strandarkirkja as well as Hallgrimskirkja. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thingvallakirkja church.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°F in Reykjavik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

1
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Budir

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budir day trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Budir by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will leave for Rif on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Budir

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

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Rif

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gerduberg basalt columns, and then kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rif road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budir to Rif takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Rif

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Lytingsstadir Riding Tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holar Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rif to Akureyri in 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Akureyri are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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Seydisfjordur

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Lagarfljot, head outdoors with Hengifoss, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, and finally go for a walk through Viti Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, don't miss a visit to Tvisongur, then stroll through Skalanes, and finally admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seydisfjordur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Seydisfjordur takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Seydisfjordur are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

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Vatnajokull National Park

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seydisfjordur to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

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Jokulsarlon

On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

Make your Jokulsarlon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Jokulsarlon with the Route module. March in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

1
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirkjugolf as well as Reynisfjara Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik route builder.

You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

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Hella

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then stop by Seljalandsfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally steep yourself in history at Keldur.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hella trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Hella, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning site.

Getting from Hella to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

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Laugarvatn

Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Haifoss and then take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Laugarvatn day trip planning website.

Laugarvatn is very close to Geysir. In March in Laugarvatn, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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Hafnarfjordur

Town in Lava

Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
You've now added Blue Lagoon to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, then test the waters at Blue Lagoon, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Hopsnes Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hafnarfjordur journey planner.

Drive from Laugarvatn to Hafnarfjordur in 1.5 hours. March in Hafnarfjordur sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Stokkseyri.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

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Stokkseyri

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Ghost Centre, get engrossed in the history at Icelandic Wonders, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, then examine the collection at The House at Eyrarbakki, and finally look for gifts at Laugabud.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stokkseyri day trip planner.

You can drive from Hafnarfjordur to Stokkseyri in an hour. In March in Stokkseyri, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stokkseyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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.