18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
2
Vopnafjordur
— 1 night
3
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
4
Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 day
5
Selfoss
— 5 nights
6
Borgarnes
— 1 night
7
Blonduos
— 1 night
8
Husavik
— 1 night
9
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
10
Akureyri
— 1 night
11
Grimsey Island
— 1 night

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night
Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skalanes, get engrossed in the history at Technical Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seydisfjordur trip planner.

In July, daytime highs in Seydisfjordur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vopnafjordur.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands)
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Skalanes ©
Skalanes
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Technical Museum ©
Technical Museum

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Vopnafjordur

Vopnafjordur ©
Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Minjasafnio a Bustarfelli - Bustarfell Museum, explore the striking landscape at Hellisheidi, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Elephant Ljosastapi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufursarfoss - Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vopnafjordur trip builder.

You can drive from Seydisfjordur to Vopnafjordur in 2.5 hours. In July in Vopnafjordur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Vopnafjordur

Parks Nature Museums
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Minjasafnio a Bustarfelli - Bustarfell Museum ©

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Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jokulsarlon holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Vopnafjordur to Jokulsarlon takes 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

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day
Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

Vestmannaeyjar ©
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heimaklettur (Home Rock), thenexamine the collection at Eldheimar, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Eldfell.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vestmannaeyjar vacation site.

Explore your travel options from Jokulsarlon to Vestmannaeyjar with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Eldfell
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SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary ©
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar
Heimaklettur (Home Rock) ©
Heimaklettur (Home Rock)

5
nights
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selfoss: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, make a trip to Tre Og List, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Selfoss trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by taxi from Vestmannaeyjar to Selfoss takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Sand Beach, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
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 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, thensee the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Settlement Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Aurora Borealis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Borgarnes trip planning website.

Getting from Selfoss to Borgarnes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Borgarnes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Brugghus Steoja, Hraunfossar, Grábrók Volcano, Glymur
Highlights from your plan
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Borgarnes Museum ©
Borgarnes Museum

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night
Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, thenhead off the coast to Hrutey Island, and finally don't miss a visit to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blonduos vacation maker.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Blonduos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Husavik.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stora - Asgeirsa, The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond
Highlights from your plan
Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa
The Museum of Prophecies  in  Skagastrond ©
The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond

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Husavik

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Husavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Husavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Askja as well as Askja Tours and Excursions. On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, take in the local landmarks with Askja Tours and Excursions, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thendon't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid online road trip planner.

Getting from Husavik to Reykjahlid by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Askja ©
Askja

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grimsey Island.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Speed Boats Tours

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Grimsey Island

Grimsey Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Orbis et Globus.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grimsey Island online attractions planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Grimsey Island by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Orbis et Globus ©
Orbis et Globus

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