18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss). Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, and explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park visit planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik holiday maker app.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 nights
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. On the 26th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

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Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.