18 days in Boston, Iceland & Copenhagen Itinerary

18 days in Boston, Iceland & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Boston, United States
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Keflavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Drive
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Selfoss, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 1 night
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Neskaupstadur, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Keflavik, Iceland
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Boston, United States
— 1 night
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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 Reykjavik on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip planning website.

Drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll set off for Selfoss on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Selfoss trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Selfoss sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hvammstangi day trip app.

Drive from Selfoss to Hvammstangi in 3 hours. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell and then see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip maker.

Drive from Hvammstangi to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Neskaupstadur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Neskaupstadur, Iceland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Skorrahestar - Riding Tours and then stroll through Skalanes.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Neskaupstadur travel tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Neskaupstadur takes 4 hours. In August in Neskaupstadur, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Neskaupstadur

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hofn, Iceland

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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 fly to Keflavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours
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Keflavik, Iceland

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Duushus Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keflavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Keflavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at Stevns Klint, then take in the waterfront at Islands Brygge, and then walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then wander the streets of Christiania, then admire the masterpieces at The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Landbohojskolens Have.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen visit planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Keflavik to Copenhagen with the Route module. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keflavik in August; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 fly from Copenhagen to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Reykjavik. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Boston.

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.