28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Geysir
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

10
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will enjoy Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Húsafell sundlaug (in Husafell), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect Reykjavik to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Keflavik, Thingvellir, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, Thermal Spas, Brugghus Steoja
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Húsafell sundlaug ©
Húsafell sundlaug

6
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Bring the kids along to Swimmingpool and Fridbjarnarhus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Hofsos (Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi & The Icelandic Emigration Center) and Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid). Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hofsos, Víðimýrarkirkja
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Akureyri in February, Vatnajokull National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hofskirkja Church, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Attractions like Diamond Beach and Hofn Swimming Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Glacier Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hofn tour planning site .

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Skogar road trip planner .

Drive from Hofn to Skogar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Gjain.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geysir trip maker app .

Drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geysir, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Gjain, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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