17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 6th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Geysir trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Geysir, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Geysir to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Skogar to Hofn by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planning app .

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park travel route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. You've now added Landmannalaugar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, and then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss, admire the verdant scenery at Gjain, and then get impressive views of Hekla.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar travel planning app .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar with the Route module. August in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

South Region, Gjain
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Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Hekla ©
Hekla

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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