17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
6
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Geysir hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Skogar online visit planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Skogar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hofn road trip planning site.

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Viti Crater, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time 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

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. August in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

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

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. You've now added Landmannalaugar to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, and then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, appreciate the views at Gjain, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik visit planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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