19 days in Iceland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Húsavík Airport, Drive to Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn
— 1 night
Drive
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly
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Borgarnes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive to Hornafjörður Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Lake Myvatn

— 1 night
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Myvatn travel planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Lake Myvatn is an approximately 42-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cape Town to Lake Myvatn, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for little chillier days in Lake Myvatn, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, then trot along with Saltvík Horse Rental, and then learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Husavik trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Myvatn to Husavik takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Husavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 (Sun): see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland, and then try out the rides at Swimming Pool Dalvik. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri holiday tool.

Getting from Husavik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Egilsstadir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands), then take in nature's colorful creations at Petra Stone Collection, and then delve into the distant past at Skriduklaustur.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Egilsstadir trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Egilsstadir, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Isafjordur

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Arctic Fox Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), and then learn about all things military at Osvor Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isafjordur trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Egilsstadir to Isafjordur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Isafjordur sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes

— 2 nights
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar, then examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Settlement Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, gain interesting insight with Snorrastofa, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Borgarnes journey builder.

Fly from Isafjordur to Borgarnes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Borgarnes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Stykkisholmur

— 2 nights
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Volcano Museum, examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell. On the next day, examine the collection at Library of Water, then head outdoors with Sugandisey, then contemplate the long history of Norska Husio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stykkisholmur trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Stykkisholmur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Selfoss

— 2 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga, then relax and rejuvenate at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. On the next day, trot along with Solhestar and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selfoss trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Selfoss takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mýrdalsjökull and Seljavallalaug. Get in touch with nature at Laugavegur and Skogafoss. When in Vik, make a side trip to see Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park in Vatnajokull National Park, approximately Vatnajokull National Park away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach and stroll through Dyrhólaey.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.