29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

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29 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h
1
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
7
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manchester

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore by horseback at Heidmork Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Thermal Spas, Borgarnes Museum, Hraunfossar, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavik (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Husavikurkirkja) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid attractions tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavikurkirkja, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In August in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
Highlights from your plan
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
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. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Diamond Beach, & more) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and examine the collection at The Thorbergur center.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hofn trip builder website .

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hvolsvollur: Thjofafoss (in Hella), Vestmannaeyjar (Saeheimar Aquarium & Eldheimar) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by UNA Local Store, and see the interesting displays at Lava Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur online trip builder .

Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hella, Vestmannaeyjar, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Haifoss, Urridafoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get outside with Kaldidalur Valley, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and then admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Logberg (Law Rock).

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Getting from Hvolsvollur to Thingvellir by combination of bus and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

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