32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave Vatnshellir and Kirkjufellsfoss. Get in touch with nature at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Berserkjahraun. Change things up with these side-trips from Snaefellsbaer: Malariff Lighthouse (in Hellnar), Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi) and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn).

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Snaefellsbaer due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olafsvik, Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Ytri Tunga Beach, Ingjaldscholskirkja
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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 Sólheimajökulll and Skaftarstofa. Visiting Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Mýrdalsjökull will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf & Systrafoss). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Vik by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Huldusteinn. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hvalnes Lighthouse in Hornafjorour (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hofn day trip planning tool.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Svartifoss Waterfall and Skaftafellsjokull. Step out of the city life by going to Svinafell Glacier and Lac Polaire. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. August in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Grjotagja Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Modrudalur to see Moorudalur Farm about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm
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Askja ©
Askja
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Goðafoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Holar Cathedral (in Holar), Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur) and Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri vacation planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Holar Cathedral, Puffin and Friends, Víðimýrarkirkja, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi
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Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hraunfossar and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Cemetery Holavallagardur for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, explore and take pictures at Ring Road, admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, and take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bifrost, Akranes, Thingvellir, Horseback Riding Tours, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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