18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Selfoss
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Hvammstangi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Keflavik
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online day trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Reykjavik. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Selfoss trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Outdoors Tours Parks
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4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Sólheimajökulll, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Vik sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Horseback Riding Tours
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

2
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Thorbergur center and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hofn itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Hengifoss, explore the galleries of Technical Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Technical Museum ©
Technical Museum

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 17th (Wed), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, then stop by Flora, Akureyri, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri day trip planning tool .

Getting from Egilsstadir to Akureyri by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Icelandic Seal Center, look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Gauksmyri Lodge.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hvammstangi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Akureyri to Hvammstangi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Gauksmyri Lodge ©
Gauksmyri Lodge
Woolfactory Shop KIDKA ©
Woolfactory Shop KIDKA

1
night
Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain and then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stykkisholmur sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Stykkisholmur in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kirkjufell Mountain, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

3
nights
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to The Giantess in the Mountain, learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, then take an in-depth tour of Viking World, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsneskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Reykjanesbaer, then see the interesting displays at Duushus Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keflavik trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Keflavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Keflavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, Hvalsneskirkja
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Viking World ©
Viking World
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center

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