17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hveragerdi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

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

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hveragerdi.
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Hveragerdi — 2 nights

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. On the 13th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geothermal Park Hveragerdi, examine the collection at The exhibition Quake 2008, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hveragerdi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hveragerdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. July in Hveragerdi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Keflavik.
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Keflavik — 1 night

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, then take an in-depth tour of Viking World, then look for gifts at Duus Handverk, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Keflavik tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Hveragerdi to Keflavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Keflavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 3 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Hljooaklettar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Viti Crater, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Keflavik to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, then hike along Laugavegur, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar online itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 2 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Blaskogabyggd is known for nature and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip maker app.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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