17 days in Helsinki & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Iceland Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— Few hours
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Hella, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Helsinki

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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Architectural Building
Helsinki Central Railway Station
3.7

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, trot along with a tour on horseback, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik route planning app.

Fly from Helsinki to Reykjavik in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

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Must see
Hallgrimskirkja
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.5

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Hella, Iceland

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get outside with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then stop by UNA Local Product, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then push the limits with Midgard Adventure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hella sightseeing website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Midgard Adventure
4.8

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

Start your trip to Vik by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Waterfall
Skogafoss
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Geologic Formation
Dyrhólaey
4.8

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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar journey maker app.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Laugavegur
4.8
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Scenic Walking Area
Landmannalaugar
4.7

3
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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid tour builder website.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Landmannalaugar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths
4.4

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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Viking Rafting. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri vacation site.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
Viking Rafting
5.0
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.7

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