24 days in Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Keflavik
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Keflavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Thorlakshofn
— 1 day
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Hella
— 1 night
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Neskaupstadur
— 1 day
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Asbyrgi
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
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Grindavik
— 3 nights
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Sandgerdi
— 1 night
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

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Keflavik

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Keflavik travel itinerary planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Keflavik is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Saskatoon, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Keflavik, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Reykjavik Open Air Museum, Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, and finally catch a live performance at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Planning Reykjavik trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thorlakshofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Thorlakshofn

— 1 day
Þorlákshöfn is a town on the southern coast of Iceland in the Municipality of Ölfus.The town is named after Saint Thorlak who was a bishop at Skálholt. On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja and then try out the rides at Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thorlakshofn tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Thorlakshofn in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Thorlakshofn

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Keldur.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hella trip planning tool.

Drive from Thorlakshofn to Hella in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Hella

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at UNA Local Product, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, then see the interesting displays at Saga Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Njalurefill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur road trip website.

Hvolsvollur is just a stone's throw from Hella. In August, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Vik on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visit Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar and Reyniskyrka Church for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Reynisfjara Beach and Black Sand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vik online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Thorbergur center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Stokksnes, then enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, then see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip maker website.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neskaupstadur.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Neskaupstadur

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mjoifjordur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skalanes, and then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History.

To find out how to plan a trip to Neskaupstadur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Neskaupstadur takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Neskaupstadur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Asbyrgi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Vesturdalur, then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Hafragilsfoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asbyrgi online trip planner.

Drive from Neskaupstadur to Asbyrgi in 4 hours. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Goðafoss Waterfall and Grjotagja Cave. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vindbelgjarfjall and Saurbaejarkirkja. Step out of Akureyri with an excursion to Skutustaoagigar in Reykjahlid--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Hofdi, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hlíðarfjall, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Asbyrgi to Akureyri in 2 hours. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
On the 31st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, pause for some serene contemplation at Ingjaldscholskirkja, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Skardsvik Beach, and finally Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun, steep yourself in history at Norska Husio, get outside with Sugandisey, see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then admire the sheer force of Bjarnarfoss, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour road trip tool.

Drive from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grindavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Grindavik

— 3 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant. Get outdoors at Brimketill and Bridge Between Continents. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Hopsnes Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindavik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Grindavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Grindavik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sandgerdi.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Sandgerdi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hvalsneskirkja and then enjoy the sea views from Garoskagi Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sandgerdi trip itinerary planner.

Sandgerdi is very close to Grindavik. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Sandgerdi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Keflavik

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, contemplate the long history of Stekkjarkot, and then examine the collection at Duushus Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Keflavik trip maker.

Keflavik is just a short distance from Sandgerdi. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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.