20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
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
Drive:  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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27 h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Blue Lagoon to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then test the waters at Blue Lagoon.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to Reykjavik is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cebu City in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to 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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night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Kerið, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenget engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Thingvellir vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Thingvellir by car takes about an hour. In September in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur itinerary planner.

Getting from Thingvellir to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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

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nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Auroras Iceland, see the interesting displays at The French Museum, admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Skriduklaustur, thenhead outdoors with Hengifoss, and then admire the sheer force of Litlanesfoss.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Egilsstadir itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Egilsstadir in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Egilsstadir are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Seydisfjordur, Faskrudsfjordur
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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then make a trip to Viti Crater.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip builder tool.

Drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive 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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night
Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, examine the collection at Textile Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Hrutey Island, and finally make a trip to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos road trip planning website.

Getting from Akureyri to Blonduos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Drangsnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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night
Drangsnes

Drangsnes
On the 28th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Grimsey Island Drangsnes.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Drangsnes online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blonduos to Drangsnes in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Drangsnes are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Drangsnes

Parks Nature
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Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, thensee the interesting displays at The Arctic Fox Centre, thenmake a trip to Vestfirdir Tunnel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Isafjordur Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isafjordur route maker website.

You can drive from Drangsnes to Isafjordur in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Isafjordur can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough 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
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jon Sigurdsson Museum, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Svalvogar, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Skruour Botanical gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thingeyri tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Isafjordur to Thingeyri in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Bildudalur.

Things to do in Thingeyri

Parks Outdoors Trails

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Skrimslasetrid -Monster Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bildudalur route planner.

Traveling by car from Thingeyri to Bildudalur takes 2 hours. In September in Bildudalur, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 10°C at night. 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 in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain, thenexamine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stykkisholmur road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bildudalur to Stykkisholmur takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Husafell

Husafell ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, and then admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Husafell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Husafell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Husafell can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature Parks Tours

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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