18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi). Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and explore and take pictures at Ring Road.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik vacation planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Geysir day trip tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Geysir sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then stroll through Laugavegur.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park to see Hafragilsfoss about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (JFS Handcraft & Sveinsstekksfoss) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.