17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Hella
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights

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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. On the 24th (Thu), look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary maker website.

New York City, USA to Hella is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hella is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Hella hover around 50°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

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Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
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Dyrhólaey

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip maker app.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. September in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park, approximately Vatnajokull National Park away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid takes 7 hours. Traveling from Landmannalaugar in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reykjahlid, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Rauoanes Point (in Husavik) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, test the waters at a local thermal spa, explore the ancient world of Selatangar, and make a trip to Perlan.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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