17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 31st (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Flora, Akureyri, then tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akureyri is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Akureyri. In October, Akureyri is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip builder .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hofn holiday planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjahlid in November since evenings lows in Hofn dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

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Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Vik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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". Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. On the next day, head outdoors with Hekluhestar and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip builder app .

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

South Region, Hekluhestar, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 11th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

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