16 days in South Region Itinerary

16 days in South Region Itinerary

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16 days in South Region Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Selfoss
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Thingvellir
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h
5
Geysir
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Cleveland

2
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Vik Church. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Laki Craters, Systrafoss, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to Crashed DC 3 Plane.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik road trip planner .

Cleveland, USA to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cleveland to Vik. When traveling from Cleveland in September, plan for much colder days in Vik, with highs around 50°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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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 18th (Wed): Head underground at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then get impressive views of Katla Volcano, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar visit planning tool .

Skogar is just a stone's throw from Vik. In September in Skogar, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Selfoss.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Kleifarvatn. Change things up with a short trip to Hekluhestar in Hella (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, enjoy some diversion at Sundholl Selfoss, explore the activities along Kerið, and explore and take pictures at Fridheimar.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Selfoss trip builder .

You can take a bus from Skogar to Selfoss in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Selfoss sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Kleifarvatn, Fridheimar, Strandarkirkja, Hekluhestar
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

3
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Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Eldborg Crater. Get out of town with these interesting Thingvellir side-trips: Illugastaoir Farm (in Bifrost), Reykholt (Barnafoss & Haafell Goats and Roses) and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, explore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hafnarfjall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thingvellir online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Thingvellir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Reykholt, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Illugastaoir Farm, Hraunfossar
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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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 27th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Gjain and then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Geysir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gjain, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Gjain ©
Gjain