21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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21 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
2
Saudarkrokur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Husavik
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Nuremberg

1
night
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). On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, then see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Settlement Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Borgarnes day trip planning website .

Nuremberg, Germany to Borgarnes is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nuremberg to Borgarnes. In August, Borgarnes is little chillier than Nuremberg - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bifrost
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Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Borgarnes Museum ©
Borgarnes Museum

4
nights
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Hvitserkur (in Vatnsnes), Hvammstangi (Icelandic Seal Center, Kolugljufur Waterfall, & more) and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours (in Varmahlid).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saudarkrokur using our trip planner.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Saudarkrokur in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saudarkrokur are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Husavik.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Hvammstangi, Langhus Farm, Hvitserkur, The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Langhus Farm ©
Langhus Farm
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

6
nights
Husavik

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Husavik: Faro de Gardur (in Gardur), Asbyrgi (Jokulsargljufur National Park, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), & more) and Arctic Henge (in Raufarhofn). There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and explore the world behind art at The Culture House.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saudarkrokur to Husavik takes 2.5 hours. August in Husavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Asbyrgi, Faro de Gardur, Arctic Henge
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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Speed Boats Tours
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Husavik to Hofn in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hofn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On your second day here, stroll through Black Sand Beach and then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Skogar travel route website .

Drive from Hofn to Skogar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Skogar to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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