20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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20 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  23​h 30​min
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Egilsstadir
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Drangsnes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Isafjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Thingeyri
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Bildudalur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Husafell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation planning tool .

Cebu City, Philippines to Reykjavik is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cebu City to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cebu City in September, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 13°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
You've added Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Kerið, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally explore the activities along Kerið. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Thingvellir journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Thingvellir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Thingvellir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Kerið, Black Sand Beach
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
On the 22nd (Tue), shop like a local with Auroras Iceland, see the interesting displays at The French Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Skriduklaustur, then get outside with Hengifoss, and then admire the sheer force of Litlanesfoss.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip maker site .

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Egilsstadir in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. September in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Faskrudsfjordur, Seydisfjordur
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Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur
Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Litlanesfoss ©
Litlanesfoss

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can take a bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

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nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Plan a Akureyri trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 27th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa, then examine the collection at Textile Museum, then head off the coast to Hrutey Island, and finally make a trip to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blonduos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Blonduos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Drangsnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond, Stora - Asgeirsa
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Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa

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Drangsnes

Drangsnes
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Grimsey Island Drangsnes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Drangsnes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Drangsnes takes 3 hours. In September in Drangsnes, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Drangsnes

Nature Parks
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Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at The Old Bookstore, then see the interesting displays at The Arctic Fox Centre, then make a trip to Vestfirdir Tunnel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Isafjordur trip itinerary app .

Drive from Drangsnes to Isafjordur in 3 hours. In September in Isafjordur, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thingeyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums

Side Trips

The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
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The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

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Thingeyri

Thingeyri
On the 30th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Jon Sigurdsson Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Svalvogar, and then admire the natural beauty at Skruour Botanical gardens.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thingeyri trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Isafjordur to Thingeyri takes an hour. September in Thingeyri sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bildudalur.

Things to do in Thingeyri

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Jon Sigurdsson Museum
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Bildudalur

Bildudalur
Bíldudalur is a village situated on the coast of Arnarfjörður, one of the Westfjords in Iceland.It is situated in the Vesturbyggð municipality and has 166 inhabitants (as of January 2011).The village prospered in the 19th century thanks to sound business enterprise and the booming fishing industry. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Skrimslasetrid -Monster Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bildudalur road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thingeyri to Bildudalur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Bildudalur

Museums
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Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stykkisholmur trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bildudalur to Stykkisholmur in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Husafell.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirkjufell Mountain, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): Head underground at The Cave, then take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Husafell travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Husafell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Cave, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Cave ©
The Cave
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring ©
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

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