17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

1
night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. On your second day here, stroll through Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer trip builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Snaefellsbaer, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Kirkjufell Mountain, Budir Church, Stykkisholmskirkja, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja

1
night
Husafell

Husafell ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, thenadmire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, thensurround yourself with nature on The Cave, and finally hike along Husafell Hiking.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Husafell day trip site.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Husafell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cave, Husafell Hiking, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Cave ©
The Cave

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planning tool.

Getting from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vik road trip website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Krafla Lava Fields. Step off the beaten path and head to The Húsavík Whale Museum and Hverfjall. Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Husavikurkirkja in Husavik--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, thenexamine the collection at The Industry Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja and then examine the collection at Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri journey planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island. Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Aurora Borealis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur), Galgaklettur (in Thingvellir) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, wander the streets of Laugavegur, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip tool.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir, Lava Centre, Kerið
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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