17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Hvammstangi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kerið, Gullfoss Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling, and other attractions you added. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik attractions planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Svartifoss Waterfall as well as Vatnajokull. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hofn road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Litlanesfoss ©
Litlanesfoss

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. On the next day, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid visit planning app.

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Goðafoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Herring Era Museum as well as Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching. On the 16th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then head outdoors with Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Herring Era Museum, Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching ©
Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

3
nights
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 The Cave, Barnafoss and Grábrók Volcano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hvammstangi: Troll Waterfalls (in Borgarnes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring (in Reykholt).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvammstangi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Akureyri to Hvammstangi in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Reykholt, Troll Waterfalls, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Grábrók Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss
The Cave ©
The Cave

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik holiday tool.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Reykjavik in 3 hours. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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