27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
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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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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, 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.
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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. 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 stroll through 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.
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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 travel 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 travel to Reykjahlid.
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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). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, make a trip to Viti Crater, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hof to Reykjahlid takes 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in September, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Akureyri — 4 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and stop by Flora, Akureyri.

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 fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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.