27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner

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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take a stroll through Laugavegur.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — Sep 1:

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geysir are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
When in Vik, make a side trip to see Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall in Hella, approximately Hella away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning tool.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 3 nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Step out of Kirkjubaejarklaustur to go to Landmannalaugar and see Laugavegur, which is approximately 2h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftarstofa, explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, and get impressive views of Laki Craters.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Hof

— 2 nights
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hof day trip tool.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hof are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hof in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 19th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Hlíðarfjall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Golf
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.