28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hofn
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
10
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Selfoss
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
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 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir online route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Geysir. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Geysir to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir ©
Geysir
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Slakki Petting Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary builder .

Blaskogabyggd is just a stone's throw from Geysir. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

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 9th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, contemplate the long history of Keldur, get outside with Hekluhestar, then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Thjofafoss.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur travel planner .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Skogar.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hella, Hekla
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Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Hekla ©
Hekla

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get impressive views of Katla Volcano, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar journey builder website .

Take a bus from Hvolsvollur to Skogar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Skogar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Katla Volcano
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Kvernufoss ©
Kvernufoss

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, explore the striking landscape at Hjorleifshofoi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reynisfjall, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik tour itinerary website .

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss & The Bulandsnes) and Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hofn trip planner .

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

Find out how to plan Vatnajokull National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 22nd (Sat), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip website .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Grindavik to see Thermal Spas about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and tee off at Golfklubburinn Brautarholti.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

4
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Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Step out of the city life by going to Kerið and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Selfoss to Thorlakshofn to see Arnarker Cave about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Floi Bird Reserve, and laugh and play at Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Selfoss attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Selfoss sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Thorlakshofn, Fridheimar, Urridafoss Waterfall, The House at Eyrarbakki
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Kerið ©
Kerið
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull ©
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull

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