24 days in Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Geysir trip planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Geysir is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Metzingen to Geysir. Traveling from Metzingen in March, expect nights in Geysir to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Hella

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

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You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vik trip builder website.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 4 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Vatnajokull National Park (Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park & Vatnajokull), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Svartifoss Waterfall (in Skaftafell). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Akureyri takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in March, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Viking World (in Keflavik), Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park) and Grindavik (Brimketill & Thermal Spas). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.