27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

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.
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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, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Geysir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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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. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik journey planner.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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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 lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, and steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Hof.
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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 Fellsfjara, 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 drive to Reykjahlid.
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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). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid road trip planning app.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler 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.
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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. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, learn something new at Flora Culture House Akureyri, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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