20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laki Tours and Kirkjufellsfoss. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grundarfjorour: Svortuloft Lighthouse (in Hellissandur), Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss & Cave Vatnshellir) and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur (in Hellnar). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grundarfjorour holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, then see Off-Road Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Reyniskyrka Church. There's still lots to do: take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. You will leave for Hvolsvollur on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur

— 4 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". You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dogsledding Iceland and Southcoast Adventure. Change things up with these side-trips from Hvolsvollur: Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin (in Fludir) and Thjofafoss (in Hella). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur attractions planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's lots more to do: make a short side trip with Mountain Taxi, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Hvolsvollur in March, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.