19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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 14th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gjain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, things will get much colder in Geysir: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Geysir to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the awesome beauty at Vestrahorn.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hofn trip website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Stokksnes, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online trip builder.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Flora, Akureyri, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Golf
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Hvolsvollur (Seljalandsfoss & Lava Centre). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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