32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

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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
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer visit planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olafsvik, Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Ytri Tunga Beach, 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 Reyniskyrka Church. Visiting Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Black Sand Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf, Skaftarstofa, &more). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave.

For where to stay, other places to visit, 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 do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi 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 Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Vestrahorn 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, 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 find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 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

Parks Nature
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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 Grjotagja Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Modrudalur to see Moorudalur Farm about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Saurbaejarkirkja. Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur), Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid) and Holar Cathedral (in Holar). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 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, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Víðimýrarkirkja, Holar Cathedral
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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 Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Cemetery Holavallagardur for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. 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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Bifrost, Akranes, Krysuvik, Ring Road
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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