21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  21 h
1
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Reykjavik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 22- hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lac Polaire, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hofn holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip website.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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. On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On your second day here, get outside with Hekluhestar, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stop by UNA Local Product.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hella vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Gjain and then head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geysir trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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