18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Olafsvik
— 1 night
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Bolungarvik
— 1 night
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Budardalur
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
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Hofn
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 1 night
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (49°F), and nights are slightly colder (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olafsvik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Olafsvik

Olafsvik
Ólafsvík is a small town in Iceland on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olafsvik day trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Olafsvik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bolungarvik.

Things to do in Olafsvik

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Bolungarvik

Bolungarvik ©
Bolungarvík is a fishing village and the only built-up area in the municipality of Bolungarvíkurkaupstaður in the northwest of Iceland, located on the Westfjords peninsula, approximately 14 kilometres from the town of Ísafjörður and 473 km. On the 13th (Thu), learn about all things military at Osvor Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bolafjall.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bolungarvik day trip tool.

You can drive from Olafsvik to Bolungarvik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budardalur.

Things to do in Bolungarvik

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Osvor Maritime Museum ©
Osvor Maritime Museum
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve ©
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Bolafjall ©
Bolafjall

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Budardalur

Budardalur ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with Dalahestar and then don't miss a visit to Eiriksstadir.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budardalur road trip planning website.

Drive from Bolungarvik to Budardalur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Budardalur

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Dalahestar ©
Dalahestar
Eiriksstadir ©
Eiriksstadir

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
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. On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic Seal Center, then look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, then admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Gauksmyri Lodge.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvammstangi visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Budardalur to Hvammstangi takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Gauksmyri Lodge ©
Gauksmyri Lodge

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

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 16th (Sun): take a tour by water with Whale Watching Hauganes, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akureyri holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Akureyri sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Whale Watching Hauganes ©
Whale Watching Hauganes
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online vacation builder.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands), admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss, don't miss a visit to Tvisongur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, then see what you can catch with Austursigling, and finally admire the sheer force of Gufufoss.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seydisfjordur travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Seydisfjordur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Seydisfjordur can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Austursigling ©
Austursigling
Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 20th (Thu), see Glacier Jeeps and then take in the local highlights with Glacier Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and finally laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

Drive from Seydisfjordur to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seydisfjordur in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hofn, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Glacier Adventure ©
Glacier Adventure
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hoffell Hot Tubs ©
Hoffell Hot Tubs

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): glide through the air with True Adventure, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planning website.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then look for gifts at UNA Local Product, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, push the limits with Midgard Adventure, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally contemplate the long history of Keldur.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hella travel route builder website.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geysir online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip builder.

Getting from Geysir to Reykjavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Food Tours

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