25 days in Iceland Itinerary

25 days in Iceland Itinerary

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25 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Husafell
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
8
Vik
— 3 nights
9
Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal area krysuvik. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then cruise along Ring Road, and finally kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Ring Road, Krysuvik
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Krysuvik ©
Krysuvik
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun, take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ytri Tunga Beach, then take in breathtaking views at Rauofeldsgja, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach

1
night
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, and finally hike along Husafell Hiking.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Husafell online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Husafell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Husafell Hiking, The Cave
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Cave ©
The Cave

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Get outdoors at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Isafjordur side-trips: Thingeyri (Skruour Botanical gardens & Svalvogar).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Isafjordur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Husafell to Isafjordur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Husafell in July, plan for slightly colder days in Isafjordur, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingeyri, Bolungarvik, Hellulaug Pool, The Old Bookstore, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve ©
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Goðafoss Waterfall and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Varmahlid (Bolugil & Horseback Riding Tours). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), identify plant and animal life at Estuary of the river Eyjafjardara, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri journey website .

You can fly from Isafjordur to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Dettifoss Waterfall and Hverir. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Myvatn and Krafla Lava Fields. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Husavik) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Hverir ©
Hverir
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Vatnajokull. Explore hidden gems such as Svartifoss Waterfall and Lac Polaire.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. July in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökulll. Get outdoors at Reynisfjara Beach and Skogafoss. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Seljavallalaug (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik day trip tool .

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Reynisdrangar
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gullfoss Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Kerið and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Strokkur (in Geysir), Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd) and Hekluhestar (in Hella). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Gjain, contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, identify plant and animal life at The Floi Bird Reserve, and enjoy some diversion at Sundholl Selfoss.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selfoss tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Selfoss sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Strokkur, Gjain, Hekluhestar, Hjalparfoss
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerið ©
Kerið

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