23 days in Iceland Itinerary

23 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers, and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip itinerary maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Geysir is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Geysir is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, things will get little chillier in Geysir: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Hella

— 3 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. Take a break from the city and head to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Hekluhestar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hella: Vestmannaeyjar (Ribsafari, SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, stop by UNA Local Product, and get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hella are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get outdoors at Skogafoss and Dyrhólaey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik visit planning app.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Lagoon and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss, Eggin i Gledivik, &more) and Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon & Fellsfjara). There's much more to do: take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn attractions planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hofn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Dettifoss Waterfall and Krafla Lava Fields. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Isafjordur

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Vigur Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isafjordur: Thingeyri (Svalvogar & Skruour Botanical gardens) and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (in Bolungarvik).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Isafjordur trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Reykjahlid to Isafjordur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Isafjordur can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, look for gifts at Verzlunin RAM, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.