19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Budir
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Rif
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Seydisfjordur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
11
Laugarvatn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Hafnarfjordur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Stokkseyri
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Minneapolis

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day
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 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.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. 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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Strandarkirkja
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja

1
night
Budir

Budir
To find other places to visit, maps, 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

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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1
night
Rif

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 photos, reviews, other places to visit, 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 Beaches

Side Trips

West Region, Djúpalónssandur beach
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 find photos, other places to visit, maps, 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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Holar Cathedral, Mývatn Nature Baths, Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

3
nights
Seydisfjordur

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

Side Trips

Egilsstadir, Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss

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Vatnajokull National Park

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

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, 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

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

1
night
Jokulsarlon

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 Beaches
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Vik

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.

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You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Vik, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjugolf
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Hella

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 ratings, other places to visit, reviews, 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

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
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.

To see reviews, maps, photos, 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

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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Laugarvatn

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 more things to do, maps, other places to visit, 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

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Haifoss, Barnafoss
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Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

2
nights
Hafnarfjordur

Hafnarfjordur ©
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 see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hafnarfjordur tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Laugarvatn to Hafnarfjordur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hafnarfjordur, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stokkseyri.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindavik, Keflavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Hvalsneskirkja, Garoskagi Lighthouse
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Hvalsneskirkja ©
Hvalsneskirkja
Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center

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Stokkseyri

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.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stokkseyri day trip planner.

You can drive from Hafnarfjordur to Stokkseyri in 1.5 hours. 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Eyrarbakki, Raufarholshellir, Horseback Riding Tours
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The House at Eyrarbakki ©
The House at Eyrarbakki
Raufarholshellir ©
Raufarholshellir
The Ghost Centre ©
The Ghost Centre

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