24 days in Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Iceland Itinerary

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24 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Thorlakshofn
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
4
Hella
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
5
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Grindavik
— 15 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Saskatoon

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hours
Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Keflavik trip itinerary planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Keflavik is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Saskatoon in August, you will find days in Keflavik are cooler (15°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reykjavik Open Air Museum, Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, catch a live performance at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip website.

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thorlakshofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

1
day
Thorlakshofn

Thorlakshofn ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): try out the rides at Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arnarker Cave, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thorlakshofn online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Thorlakshofn takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Thorlakshofn

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja

3
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Sólheimajökulll. Get a sense of the local culture at Lava Centre and Keldur. Venture out of the city with trips to Mýrdalsjökull (in Vik) and Skogafoss (in Skogar). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Hella road trip tool.

You can drive from Thorlakshofn to Hella in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Hella are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grindavik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Vik, Skogafoss, Hjalparfoss, Urridafoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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". Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Saga Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, stop by Seljalandsfoss, then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip itinerary maker website.

Hvolsvollur is just a stone's throw from Hella. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Grindavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Skogar, Vik
Highlights from your plan
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

15
nights
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Hopsnes Lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grindavik trip planner.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Grindavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Grindavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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