32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave Vatnshellir and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Get in touch with nature at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Berserkjahraun. Change things up with these side-trips from Snaefellsbaer: Malariff Lighthouse (in Hellnar) and Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer online attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hellnar, Olafsvik, Grundarfjorour, Ytri Tunga Beach, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

3
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Skogafoss will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf, Skaftarstofa, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vik trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Vestrahorn. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hvalnes Lighthouse in Hornafjorour (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hofn online trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Svartifoss Waterfall and Svinafell Glacier. Step out of the city life by going to Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafellsjokull.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Askja. Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Modrudalur to see Moorudalur Farm about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Hofdi, take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm
Highlights from your plan
Askja ©
Askja
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Holar Cathedral. Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos), Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid) and Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri vacation planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Víðimýrarkirkja, Puffin and Friends, Holar Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Holar Cathedral ©
Holar Cathedral

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Akranes, Bifrost, Hraunfossar, Ring Road
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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