24 days in Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hellnar
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Happyworld has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Hraunfossar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krysuvik and Grábrók Volcano. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Thorlakshofn). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, head off the coast to Videy Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, and explore and take pictures at Ring Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Goðafoss Waterfall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Húsavík Whale Museum and Thermal bath Hofsos, Iceland. Venture out of the city with trips to Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Grettislaug (in Saudarkrokur). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planning site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Viti Crater. Step out of the city life by going to Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, and get outside with Hofdi.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid planning app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Lagoon and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon in Jokulsarlon (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hofn route maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip planning app.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Geysir and then admire the sheer force of Haifoss.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hellnar

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gatklettur.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hellnar trip planning website.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hellnar in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.