20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Husafell
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Get some cultural insight at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Duushus Museum (in Keflavik). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and examine the collection at Reykjavik Maritime Museum.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Reykjavik is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in March, with highs in Reykjavik at 4°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 9:

1
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, then boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn journey site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hofn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Hofn, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Svinafell.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

3
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Svinafell

Get outdoors at Diamond Beach and Svinafell Glacier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Svartifoss Waterfall and Flaajokull Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to Glacier Lagoon in Jokulsarlon (about 40 minutes away).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Svinafell trip planning site.

Getting from Hofn to Svinafell by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

3
nights
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skogar Museum and Rutshellir Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. Go for a jaunt from Vik to Skogar to see Kvernufoss about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik road trip website.

Traveling by car from Svinafell to Vik takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

2
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Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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Husafell

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Husafell trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Husafell by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Husafell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:
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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.