27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 3 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
6
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 8 nights

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
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". Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, thenadmire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thenadmire the sheer force of Thjofafoss, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, thenlook for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur trip maker app.

New Delhi, India to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Hvolsvollur hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Skogar Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vik online road trip planner.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Bulandstindur will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Hvalnes Lighthouse and The Thorbergur center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park), Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Vatnajokull, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hverfjall. Visiting Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations will get you outdoors. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Vatnajokull National Park and see Hafragilsfoss, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip maker site.

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall, Hafragilsfoss
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

3
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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Glaumbaer Museum and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse, and admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Glaumbaer Museum
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Speed Boats Tours
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, thenkick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church, Stykkisholmskirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and The Cave People. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir), Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas) and Viking World (in Keflavik). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and examine the collection at The Settlement Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik route planning tool.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bifrost, Thingvellir, Borgarnes, Grindavik, Geysir
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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