28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

8
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotta Lighthouse and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Reykjavik is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Selfoss, Grindavik, Borgarnes, The Little Elf Store, Hraunfossar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Selfoss Waterfall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moorudalur Farm and Faro de Gardur. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Thermal Spas & The Húsavík Whale Museum). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Reykjahlid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Moorudalur Farm, Faro de Gardur, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vatnajokull and Skaftafellsjokull. Get outdoors at Svartifoss Waterfall and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Reykjahlid in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Diamond Beach and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Glacier Lagoon will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hofn itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Hofskirkja Church
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sólheimajökulll and Skogar Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mýrdalsjökull and Black Sand Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella), Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vik visit planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Lava Centre, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip planner .

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blaskogabyggd, with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Take a break from the city and head to Gatklettur and Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eiriksstadir and Kirkjufell Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Snaefellsbaer side-trips: Djúpalónssandur beach (in Hellnar) and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn).

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer journey planning tool .

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Snaefellsbaer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Eiriksstadir, Budir Church
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Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

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