27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

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27 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

8
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Kerid Crater (in Selfoss). On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan Reykjavik vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Reykjavik. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): cruise along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geysir online road trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik itinerary builder .

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

3
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Step out of Kirkjubaejarklaustur to go to Landmannalaugar and see Laugavegur, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. 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

Side Trip

Laugavegur
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then stroll through Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hof travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof takes 1.5 hours. In September in Hof, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach, Skaftafell National Park, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (Dolphin & Whale Watching & The Husavik Whale Museum). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid itinerary planner.

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reykjahlid, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Laxdal House (Laxdalshus), take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

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