18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 20th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Budir Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Snaefellsbaer trip maker app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Snaefellsbaer is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Budir Church, Kirkjufell Mountain, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, stroll through Rutshellir Cave, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Diamond Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vatnajokull and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Skaftafell: Jokulsarlon Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Skaftafell online trip maker .

Take a bus from Vik to Skaftafell in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Kerið (in Selfoss). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and examine the collection at Tales from Iceland.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Fly from Skaftafell to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Gullfoss, The Settlement Center, Hraunfossar, Kerið
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Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Húsavík Whale Museum and Husavikurkirkja. Get in touch with nature at Selfoss Waterfall and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), go for a walk through Viti Crater, and take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Let the collections at Herring Era Museum and Glaumbaer Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Godafoss. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip builder .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glaumbaer Museum, Herring Era Museum
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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