32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave Vatnshellir and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Get in touch with nature at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Lysuholslaug. Change things up with these side-trips from Snaefellsbaer: Malariff Lighthouse (in Hellnar) and Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Olafsvik, Hellnar, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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 Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Skaftarstofa will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf & Systrafoss). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Vestrahorn. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hvalnes Lighthouse in Hornafjorour (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hofn day trip planning tool.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Svartifoss Waterfall and Svinafell Glacier. Step out of the city life by going to Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafellsjokull.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hofdi. Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and Askja. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Modrudalur to see Moorudalur Farm about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online tour itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm
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Askja ©
Askja
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur), Holar Cathedral (in Holar) and Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, get a taste of the local shopping with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akureyri route planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puffin and Friends, Holar Cathedral, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Víðimýrarkirkja
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Holar Cathedral ©
Holar Cathedral

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hraunfossar and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Cemetery Holavallagardur for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Videy Island, explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Reykjavik using our trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bifrost, Thingvellir, Akranes, Horseback Riding Tours, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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