21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
3
Thingvellir
— 1 night
4
Laugarvatn
— Few hours
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
6
Geysir
— 1 night
7
Skogar
— 1 night
8
Vik
— Few hours
9
Akureyri
— 2 nights
10
Selfoss
— Few hours
11
Hveragerdi
— 2 nights

10
nights
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. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Troll Expeditions as well as Tales from Iceland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, thensee Troll Expeditions, thentake an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Troll Expeditions ©
Troll Expeditions
Horseback Riding Tours
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©

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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

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

You can drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Thingvellir are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Thingvellir

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

few
hours
Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Cave People and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Laugarvatn trip itinerary planner.

Laugarvatn is just a stone's throw from Thingvellir. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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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.
For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Blaskogabyggd is just a stone's throw from Laugarvatn. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Golf
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Gjain.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Geysir is very close to Blaskogabyggd. In October in Geysir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Shopping

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

few
hours
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik holiday maker site.

Vik is just a short distance from Skogar. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature
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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), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vik to Akureyri in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Selfoss.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

few
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), shop like a local with Gallery Floi.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selfoss trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Selfoss by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Selfoss sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Selfoss

Museums Shopping
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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. On the 17th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, get curious at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hveragerdi online holiday maker.

Hveragerdi is very close to Selfoss. October in Hveragerdi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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