25 days in Iceland Itinerary

25 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Keflavik
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Keflavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Stokkseyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Selfoss
— 1 day
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 day
Taxi
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Hvammstangi
Drive
12
Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive
13
Borgarnes
— 4 nights
Drive
14
Keflavik
— 8 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon

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Keflavik

— 1 day
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Brimketill as well as Bridge Between Continents. On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, then take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, and then take a pleasant ride with Arctic Horses.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Keflavik trip planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Keflavik is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saskatoon to Keflavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Saskatoon in August: highs in Keflavik hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stokkseyri.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Stokkseyri

— 1 night
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stokkseyri vacation app.

You can drive from Keflavik to Stokkseyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Stokkseyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Stokkseyri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Selfoss

— 1 day
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Strokkur. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then explore the activities along Kerið.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss tour itinerary tool.

Selfoss is just a short distance from Stokkseyri. In August in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Your day by day itinerary now includes Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin as well as Urridafoss Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur day trip site.

You can drive from Selfoss to Hvolsvollur in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

— 1 day
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trot along with Lyngfell Stables, contemplate the geological forces at Eldfell, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Eldheimar, and finally trek along Heimaklettur (Home Rock).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vestmannaeyjar online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by taxi from Hvolsvollur to Vestmannaeyjar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Vestmannaeyjar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vik travel planner.

You can drive from Vestmannaeyjar to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Svinafellsjokull Glacier to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then go for a walk through Scenic Green Lava Walk, then don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nupsstadur.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You've now added Hoffell Hot Tubs to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Stokksnes, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, and finally try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hofn tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Seydisfjordur

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Hallormsstadur Forestry Reserve, take an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands), admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Klifbrekkufossar.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seydisfjordur trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Seydisfjordur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online trip planner.

You can drive from Seydisfjordur to Akureyri in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

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. On the 25th (Tue), stop by Woolfactory Shop KIDKA and then stroll through Icelandic Seal Center.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hvammstangi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Hvammstangi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Stykkisholmur

— 1 night
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Sugandisey and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stykkisholmur online travel planner.

Drive from Hvammstangi to Stykkisholmur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Borgarnes

— 4 nights
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). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum. Get outdoors at Grábrók Volcano and The Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Borgarnes: Krauma (in Reykholt), Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri) and Reykholt (Snorralaug & Barnafoss). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at War and Peace Museum, stroll through Aurora Borealis, and take in the awesome beauty at Hafnarfjall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Borgarnes online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Borgarnes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Borgarnes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Keflavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Keflavik

— 8 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brimketill as well as Bridge Between Continents. Escape the urban bustle at Krysuvik and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Get some historical perspective at Selatangar and Hopsnes Lighthouse. When in Keflavik, make a side trip to see Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours in Hafnarfjordur, approximately Hafnarfjordur away. Make the 31st (Mon) an unforgettable day with Deluxe Iceland. Explore Keflavik further: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the awesome beauty at Keilir, take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Reykjanesbaer, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bergid.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Keflavik trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Keflavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 7:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.