28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
3
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
4
Skogar
— 2 nights
5
Vik
— 2 nights
6
Hofn
— 3 nights
7
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
8
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
9
Akureyri
— 2 nights
10
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
11
Selfoss
— 4 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Geysir. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Geysir at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

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

2
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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

Make your Blaskogabyggd itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Blaskogabyggd is just a short distance from Geysir. In August in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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". On the 9th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Seljalandsfoss, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, steep yourself in history at Keldur, thenget outside with Hekluhestar, thencontemplate the geological forces at Hekla, and finally admire the sheer force of Thjofafoss.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, thenadmire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thenadmire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and then stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Skogar journey planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Skogar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Skogar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Hjorleifshofoi, thentake in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik trip website.

Vik is very close to Skogar. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon) and Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss & The Bulandsnes). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Vestrahorn, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park journey maker site.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

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

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenexplore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to 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

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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, thenstep off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, thentake 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: trot along with a tour on horseback, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, thenplay a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri journey maker site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Myconceptstore, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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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.
Get outdoors at Kerið and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Venture out of the city with trips to Fridheimar (in Reykholt) and Arnarker Cave (in Thorlakshofn). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, and try out the rides at Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Selfoss online trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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