28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 4 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akureyri
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Gatklettur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Cave Vatnshellir. Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Ingjaldscholskirkja (in Rif) and Budir Church (in Budir).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary site .

Montreal, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Cave Vatnshellir, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Budir Church, Olafsvikurkirkja
Highlights from your plan
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sólheimajökulll and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Vik Church and Skogar Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella), Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave.

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Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vik are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Skogar, Lava Centre, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kids will appreciate attractions like Diamond Beach and Hofn Swimming Pool. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hofskirkja Church and Huldusteinn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn online route planner .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Hofn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Hofskirkja Church
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, then explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In February in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get some cultural insight at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Culture House. Visiting Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Thermal Spas). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in February, plan for little chillier nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

5
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Holar Cathedral and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Víðimýrarkirkja. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos) and Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus, see the interesting displays at Akureyri Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akureyri day trip planning site .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Holar Cathedral, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Hraunfossar and Gunnuhver Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Visit Grotta Lighthouse and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Geysir, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip app .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selfoss, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt Cathedral, Haukadalur, Glanni Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Geysir ©
Geysir
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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