27 days in Iceland Itinerary

27 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

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Fly to Húsavík Airport, Drive to Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly
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Borgarnes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive

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Lake Myvatn

— 2 nights
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
Get in touch with nature at Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Explore hidden gems such as Hverfjall and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Go for a jaunt from Lake Myvatn to Akureyri to see Goðafoss Waterfall about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hverir and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Myvatn day trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Lake Myvatn is an approximately 42-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: highs in Lake Myvatn hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Viking Rafting and Hlíðarfjall will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Húsavík Whale Museum and Akureyri Museum. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to The Exploration Museum in Husavik, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Myvatn to Akureyri takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Isafjordur

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre and then admire the sheer force of Dynjandi (Fjallfoss).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Isafjordur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Akureyri in June, expect nights in Isafjordur to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Borgarnes

— 3 nights
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). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum. Visiting Hraunfossar and Grábrók Volcano will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Borgarnes side-trips: Glymur (in Akranes), Húsafell sundlaug (in Husafell) and Snorrastofa (in Reykholt). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar and look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Borgarnes road trip app.

You can fly from Isafjordur to Borgarnes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Stykkisholmur

— 3 nights
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Norska Husio. Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and Volcano Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja, see the interesting displays at Library of Water, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stykkisholmur online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Stykkisholmur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selfoss

— 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.
Saga Center and The Ghost Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Solhestar and Thingvellir National Park. Go for a jaunt from Selfoss to Laugarvatn to see Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga and explore the activities along Kerið.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss trip builder site.

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Selfoss in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Selfoss are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Mýrdalsjökull and Black Sand Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.