18 days in Boston & Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Boston & Iceland Itinerary

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Boston, United States
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Keflavik, Iceland
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Selfoss, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 1 night
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Neskaupstadur, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Hofn, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Boston, United States
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Boston, United States

— 1 day

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You've now added Freedom Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Indianapolis to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find out how to plan a trip to Keflavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boston to Keflavik. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Boston, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Keflavik, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 47°F. You will leave for Selfoss on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Selfoss, Iceland

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gljufrabui Waterfalls and Hjalparfoss. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Selfoss: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Logberg (Law Rock) (in Thingvellir) and Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bobby Fischer Center, make a trip to Tre Og List, get curious at Ljosafoss Power Station, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Iceland Safari - Private Tours.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selfoss itinerary planning site.

Drive from Keflavik to Selfoss in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Iceland

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic Seal Center, then experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvammstangi route planner.

Drive from Selfoss to Hvammstangi in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Akureyri, Iceland

— 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 25th (Wed): see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes, see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Husavikurkirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, then see the interesting displays at Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar, and then see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri route builder site.

Getting from Hvammstangi to Akureyri by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Neskaupstadur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Neskaupstadur, Iceland

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on Skorrahestar - Riding Tours, then examine the collection at The French Museum, then view the masterpieces at Auroras Iceland, and finally see the interesting displays at Breiddalssetur Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Skalanes and then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Neskaupstadur online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Neskaupstadur takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Neskaupstadur are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Neskaupstadur

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hofn, Iceland

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Neskaupstadur to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

— 3 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is known for trails, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Katla Volcano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Landmannalaugar takes 4.5 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 3rd (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Reykjavik City Hall, stop by Hidden People Iceland, don't miss a visit to Þúfa, take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You'll set off for Boston on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Boston, United States

— 1 night

Beantown

You've now added Freedom Trail to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, then wander the streets of Back Bay, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Boston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Boston takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for warmer days in Boston, with highs around 75°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iceland travel guide

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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.