19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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19 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Prague

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geysir, use our trip itinerary maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Prague in May; daily highs in Geysir reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to Skogafoss and Reynisfjara Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). There's lots more to do: stroll through Black Sand Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and admire all the interesting features of Rutshellir Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vik travel route planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in Hofn, make a side trip to see Diamond Beach in Jokulsarlon, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Vestrahorn, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hofn are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Jokulsarlon
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Vatnajokull.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Dettifoss Waterfall and Krafla Lava Fields. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & Husavikurkirkja). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. May in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Troll Waterfalls (in Borgarnes) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Troll Waterfalls
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

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