20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In September, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 6th (Mon), explore the activities along Ljótipollur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar route tool.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Askja (in Reykjahlid) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. September in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of Akureyri to go to Hauganes and see Whale Watching Hauganes, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akureyri, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.