17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Landmannalaugar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Hvolsvollur
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
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Skogar
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
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Skaftafell
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Svinafell
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Jokulsarlon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Djupivogur
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
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Sledbrjotur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Egilsstadir
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Asbyrgi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Akureyri
— Few hours
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Akureyri
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Vatnsnes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Hvammstangi
— 2 nights
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
End: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hella.

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Hallgrimskirkja

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Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): head outdoors with Hekluhestar and then steep yourself in history at Keldur.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hella trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

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Hekluhestar
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Keldur

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar journey site .

Getting from Hella to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

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Parks Trails Outdoors
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Laugavegur

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Hvolsvollur

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". To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Hvolsvollur takes 2.5 hours. June in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Skogar.

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Parks Nature

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Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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Skogar

Skogar
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Skogar trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Skogar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Skogar, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Vik.

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reynisfjara Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip itinerary planner .

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Fjadrargljufur Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar, contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, and then take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, admire the landmark architecture of Nupsstadur, steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip builder website .

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Svartifoss Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Skaftafell visit planning app .

Traveling by bus from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Skaftafell takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Skaftafell are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

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Parks Nature
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Svinafell

Svinafell ©
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Svinafell is very close to Skaftafell. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Svinafell

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hofskirkja Church
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Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

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Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon
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Traveling by car from Svinafell to Jokulsarlon takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You will leave for Hofn on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Vestrahorn has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Hofn in 1.5 hours. June in Hofn sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature
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Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

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Djupivogur

Djupivogur
Sveinsstekksfoss has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sveinsstekksfoss, then identify plant and animal life at The Bulandsnes, and then admire the sheer force of Sveinsstekksfoss.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Djupivogur visit planning tool .

You can drive from Hofn to Djupivogur in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Djupivogur can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Sledbrjotur

Sledbrjotur
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Folaldafoss Waterfall. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Folaldafoss Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sledbrjotur tour planner .

Sledbrjotur is just a stone's throw from Djupivogur. In June, daytime highs in Sledbrjotur are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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Parks Nature
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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seydisfjordur tour builder website .

Getting from Sledbrjotur to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Seydisfjordur can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 30th (Sun), you're off toEgilsstadir.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
You've now added Rjukandi Waterfall to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Rjukandi Waterfall and then hike along Laugarfell. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The French Museum and then view the masterpieces at Auroras Iceland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir road trip app .

Egilsstadir is just a short distance from Seydisfjordur. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Nature
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Rjukandi Waterfall ©
Rjukandi Waterfall

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Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi
You've now added Dettifoss to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Asbyrgi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Asbyrgi takes 3 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You've now added Dimmuborgir Lava Formations to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online trip maker .

Getting from Asbyrgi to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Outdoors Parks Nature
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Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You've now added Godafoss to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Nordurslod - Into the Arctic and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).

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Tours Outdoors Parks
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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Godafoss. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online trip itinerary builder .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatnsnes.

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Parks Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes ©
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Borgarvirki, don't miss a visit to Anastadastapi, and then get great views at Svalbard Seal Watching Site.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnsnes day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Vatnsnes takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hvammstangi.

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Hvitserkur
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Borgarvirki

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kolugljufur Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA and then admire all the interesting features of Stora - Asgeirsa. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Icelandic Seal Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall, and then examine the collection at Textile Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hvammstangi driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Vatnsnes to Hvammstangi in an hour. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Parks Wildlife Nature

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Textile Museum
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
On the 5th (Fri), head off the coast to Hrutey Island and then explore and take pictures at Gauksmyri Lodge.

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On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hrutey Island
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Gauksmyri Lodge ©
Gauksmyri Lodge

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 7th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Lysuholslaug, admire the sheer force of Bjarnarfoss, then take in breathtaking views at Rauofeldsgja, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally go for a walk through Saxholl Crater.

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Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Snaefellsbaer takes 3 hours. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Lysuholslaug ©
Lysuholslaug
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

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Reykjavik

Get a sense of the local culture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Thingvellir National Park. Get outdoors at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Dolphin & Whale Watching. See even more of Reykjavik: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Parks Nature Wildlife

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Langjokull Glacier, Thingvellir National Park, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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