18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Geysir
— 1 night
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 2 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
6
Akureyri
— 3 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planning site.

London, UK to Geysir is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from London in August, expect Geysir to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar tour site.

You can drive from Geysir to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 10th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online route planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get a sense of the local culture at The Thorbergur center and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Step out of Hofn with an excursion to Diamond Beach in Jokulsarlon--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn tour site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Vatnajokull
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Saurbaejarkirkja and The Old Farmhouse Laufas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Goðafoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), examine the collection at The Industry Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip maker website.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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