20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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20 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Keflavik
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Thingvellir
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Laugarvatn
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Reydarfjordur
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
9
Eskifjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Egilsstadir
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
11
Seydisfjordur
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
12
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Akureyri
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
15
Dalvik
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
16
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
17
Blonduos
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
18
Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
19
Holmavik
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
20
Latrabjarg
— 1 night
ferry:  2 h 30 min
21
Stykkisholmur
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
22
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
23
Hellnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
24
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
25
Hveragerdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
26
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
27
Keflavik
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
28
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
29
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Perth

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Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Keflavik travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Keflavik

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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thingvellir day trip planning website .

You can drive from Keflavik to Thingvellir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Laugarvatn trip itinerary builder site .

Laugarvatn is just a stone's throw from Thingvellir. In September, daytime highs in Laugarvatn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Selfoss.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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Selfoss

Selfoss
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Selfoss trip planner.

Selfoss is just a short distance from Laugarvatn. In September in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik attractions planning site .

Getting from Selfoss to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur tour planner.

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hofn online travel route builder .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reydarfjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

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Reydarfjordur

Reydarfjordur
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reydarfjordur journey tool .

Getting from Hofn to Reydarfjordur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hofn in September since evenings lows in Reydarfjordur dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Eskifjordur on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Reydarfjordur

Museums Parks Trails
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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Eskifjordur

Eskifjordur
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Eskifjordur vacation builder .

Eskifjordur is just a stone's throw from Reydarfjordur. In September, daytime highs in Eskifjordur are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Eskifjordur

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Eskifjordur to Egilsstadir takes an hour. September in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Seydisfjordur on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur
Take the guesswork out of planning a Seydisfjordur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Seydisfjordur is just a stone's throw from Egilsstadir. In September, daily temperatures in Seydisfjordur can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Egilsstadir on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Egilsstadir day trip website .

Egilsstadir is just a short distance from Seydisfjordur. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri planning tool .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Dalvik on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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Dalvik

Dalvik
Dalvík is the main village of the Icelandic municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð. For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalvik driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Akureyri to Dalvik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Siglufjordur on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Dalvik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur
To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalvik to Siglufjordur in an hour. In September in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Blonduos on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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Blonduos

Blonduos
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos trip planner.

Drive from Siglufjordur to Blonduos in 2 hours. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvammstangi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Hvammstangi takes an hour. You will leave for Holmavik on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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Holmavik

Holmavik
Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Holmavik road trip tool .

Getting from Hvammstangi to Holmavik by car takes about 2 hours. September in Holmavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Latrabjarg.

Things to do in Holmavik

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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Latrabjarg

Latrabjarg
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Latrabjarg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Holmavik to Latrabjarg takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Latrabjarg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Latrabjarg

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Stykkisholmur road trip app .

Getting from Latrabjarg to Stykkisholmur by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Grundarfjorour on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Tours Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Stykkisholmur to Grundarfjorour takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hellnar.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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Hellnar

Hellnar
To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hellnar day trip app .

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Hellnar in an hour. You'll set off for Borgarnes on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Borgarnes tour planner.

You can drive from Hellnar to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

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Hveragerdi

Hveragerdi
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hveragerdi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Hveragerdi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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Grindavik

Grindavik
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindavik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hveragerdi to Grindavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Keflavik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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Keflavik

Keflavik
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Keflavik trip itinerary site .

Keflavik is just a short distance from Grindavik. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Keflavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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Keflavik

Keflavik
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Keflavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Keflavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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