21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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21 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Laugarvatn
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Skogar
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
8
Vik
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Selfoss
— Few hours
Bus:  15​min
11
Hveragerdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Reykjavik

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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 Troll Expeditions as well as Tales from Iceland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Troll Expeditions, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday builder site .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Troll Expeditions as well as Tales from Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then get interesting insight from Troll Expeditions, then examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Troll Expeditions ©
Troll Expeditions
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir trip planning tool .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Galgaklettur ©
Galgaklettur

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hours
Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn ©
On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Cave People and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

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Laugarvatn is just a stone's throw from Thingvellir. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral
The Cave People ©
The Cave People

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd day trip website .

Blaskogabyggd is just a short distance from Laugarvatn. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Geysir on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Gjain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Geysir day trip app .

Geysir is just a short distance from Blaskogabyggd. In October, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Gjain, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gjain ©
Gjain
Geysir ©
Geysir

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 13th (Sun), stop by Seljalandsfoss.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Skogar holiday planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Shopping

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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hours
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik tour builder website .

Vik is very close to Skogar. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Akureyri in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akureyri, with lows of 0°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Selfoss.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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hours
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.
On the 16th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Gallery Floi.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selfoss trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Selfoss in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Selfoss can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Selfoss

Shopping Museums
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Gallery Floi ©
Gallery Floi

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, then engage your brain at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

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Hveragerdi is just a short distance from Selfoss. In October, daytime highs in Hveragerdi are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Strandarkirkja
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Strandarkirkja
Strandarkirkja
Raufarholshellir ©
Raufarholshellir

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