16 days in Iceland & Brunnen Itinerary

16 days in Iceland & Brunnen Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland & Brunnen Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  24​h
1
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blonduos, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Skagastrond, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Holmavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
11
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Sandgerdi, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
13
Brunnen, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 30th (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Akureyri, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 16°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Blonduos, Iceland

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa, see the interesting displays at Icelandic salmon center, and then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blonduos trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Skagastrond.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums

Side Trip

Stora - Asgeirsa
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Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa

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Skagastrond, Iceland

Skagastrond ©
Skagaströnd is a town and municipality on the north coast of Iceland, on the east coast of the bay Húnaflói.Notable landmarks include the mountain Spákonufell and the Cap of Spákonufell.HistoryPopulationSkagaströnd has been a trading centre since the late 15th century. For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagastrond trip builder website .

Skagastrond is just a short distance from Blonduos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Holmavik.

Things to do in Skagastrond

Outdoors Shopping
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Kalfshamarsvik ©
Kalfshamarsvik

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Holmavik, Iceland

Holmavik ©
Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Grimsey Island Drangsnes, examine the collection at Sheep Farming Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Holmavik sightseeing website .

Drive from Skagastrond to Holmavik in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Holmavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Holmavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Grimsey Island Drangsnes
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Sheep Farming Museum ©
Sheep Farming Museum

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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

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Drive from Holmavik to Blaskogabyggd in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 4th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at UNA Local Store, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planning site .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get impressive views of Laki Craters, then admire the sheer force of Skaftarstofa, and then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur road trip website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters

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Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hofn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Egilsstadir, Iceland

Egilsstadir ©
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Egilsstadir Swimming Pool, then get outside with Hengifoss, then admire the sheer force of Litlanesfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rjukandi Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Egilsstadir road trip planning website .

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hofn in September since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Litlanesfoss ©
Litlanesfoss
Rjukandi Waterfall ©
Rjukandi Waterfall

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally look for gifts at Orrifinn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Discover how to plan a Reykjavik trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Egilsstadir to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sandgerdi.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thermal Spas

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Sandgerdi, Iceland

Sandgerdi ©
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsneskirkja.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sandgerdi trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Sandgerdi by car takes about an hour. In September in Sandgerdi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Brunnen.

Things to do in Sandgerdi

Historic Sites
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Hvalsneskirkja ©
Hvalsneskirkja

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Brunnen, Switzerland

Brunnen
Brunnen is a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz), at.Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.HistoryWinston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brunnen trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sandgerdi to Brunnen. Traveling from Sandgerdi to Brunnen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sandgerdi in September; daily highs in Brunnen reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brunnen

Outdoors Parks Tours
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