17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Laki Tours and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grundarfjorour: Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss & Cave Vatnshellir). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Grundarfjorour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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Getting from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sólheimajökulll and Reynisdrangar. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with Katlatrack Adventure Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Vik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in March since evenings lows in Vik dip to 1°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
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". Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland and then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure, and then get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur road trip tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
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 Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Grotta Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Geysir (in Haukadalur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip tool.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hvolsvollur in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.