17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9
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Hallgrimskirkja
4.4

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Akureyri

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Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

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Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hella.

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Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

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2
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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally stop by Seljalandsfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get impressive views of Hekla and then trek along with Midgard Adventure.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hella takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Midgard Adventure
4.8

3
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of Vik to go to Skogar and see Kvernufoss, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vik online journey planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

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Waterfall
Skogafoss
4.8
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Parasailing / Paragliding
True Adventure
4.9

2
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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 28th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Geysir online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Geysir, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

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Must see
Gullfoss Falls
4.8
Must see
Strokkur
4.6

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