16 days in Iceland & Brunnen Itinerary

16 days in Iceland & Brunnen Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive
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Blonduos, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Skagastrond, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Holmavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandgerdi, Iceland
— 1 night
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Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Brunnen
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Brunnen, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Akureyri, Iceland

— 1 day

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stop by Flora, Akureyri, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, things will get cooler in Akureyri: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Blonduos, Iceland

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 31st (Sat), experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, then see the interesting displays at Icelandic salmon center, and then examine the collection at Textile Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Blonduos tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Skagastrond.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Skagastrond, Iceland

— 1 night
Skagaströnd is a town and municipality on the north coast of Iceland, on the east coast of the bay Húnaflói.Notable landmarks include the mountain Spákonufell and the Cap of Spákonufell.HistoryPopulationSkagaströnd has been a trading centre since the late 15th century. To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Skagastrond trip maker site.

Skagastrond is just a stone's throw from Blonduos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Holmavik.

Things to do in Skagastrond

Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Holmavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. On the 2nd (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Grimsey Island Drangsnes, then examine the collection at Sheep Farming Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Holmavik route planner.

You can drive from Skagastrond to Holmavik in 3 hours. In September in Holmavik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Holmavik

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip builder.

Traveling by car from Holmavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Hvolsvollur, Iceland

— 1 night
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". Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at UNA Local Product, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

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You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Vik, Iceland

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vik attractions planning site.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get impressive views of Laki Craters, take in the dramatic scenery at Skaftarstofa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Hofn, Iceland

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hofn visit planner.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Egilsstadir, Iceland

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sun), have fun at Egilsstadir Swimming Pool, then get outside with Hengifoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Litlanesfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rjukandi Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Egilsstadir trip planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Egilsstadir, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally look for gifts at Orrifinn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning website.

You can fly from Egilsstadir to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sandgerdi.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Sandgerdi, Iceland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hvalsneskirkja.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandgerdi itinerary site.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Sandgerdi in an hour. In September in Sandgerdi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brunnen.

Things to do in Sandgerdi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Brunnen, Switzerland

— 1 day
Brunnen is a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz), at.Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.HistoryWinston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brunnen online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sandgerdi to Brunnen. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sandgerdi in September: high temperatures in Brunnen hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Brunnen

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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.