24 days in Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Iceland Itinerary

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24 days in Iceland Itinerary

Kuwait City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Hofn
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Jokulsarlon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Geysir
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Hveragerdi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Kuwait City

2
days
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at The Husavik Whale Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Akureyri is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Akureyri. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Akureyri to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum, Grjotagja Cave
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Lake Myvatn
The Husavik Whale Museum

4
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrimskirkja. Step out of the city life by going to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Thingvellir National Park. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at 12 Tonar, get a new perspective on nature at Perlan, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Hella

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 8th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic HorseWorld.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hella vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Hella

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
days
Hvolsvollur

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 2011, 860 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Saga Center, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano.

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Hvolsvollur is just a stone's throw from Hella. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Region
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Seljalandsfoss
Saga Center
Gljúfrafoss

1
day
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, examine the collection at Skogasafn, and then stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss
Skogasafn

2
days
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Huldusteinn and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gamlabuo - Vatnajokull National Park Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn custom trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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1
day
Vatnajokull National Park

On the 14th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

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Getting from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Jokulsarlon on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull

2
days
Jokulsarlon

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

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Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Jokulsarlon with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Nature Parks
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2
days
Geysir

On the 17th (Thu), get outside with Golden Circle Route. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Geysir takes 4.5 hours. August in Geysir sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Hjalparfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route
Strokkur
Hjalparfoss

2
days
Blaskogabyggd

On the 19th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the views at Gjain and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

Blaskogabyggd is very close to Geysir. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fludir, Gjain, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Spas & Wellness
Gjain

2
days
Hveragerdi

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir Lava Tube Cave, then don't miss a visit to Hveradalir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Strandarkirkja, and finally examine the collection at The House at Eyrarbakki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerid Crater.

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Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hveragerdi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Hveragerdi, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Selfoss, The House at Eyrarbakki, Strandarkirkja
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Horseback Riding Tours
Kerid Crater
The House at Eyrarbakki

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