18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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— 8 nights


Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skogar Museum and Reyniskirkja Church. You'll get in some beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Lava Show.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Vik due to the time zone difference. In October, Vik is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

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 6th (Thu): stop by UNA Local Product, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Hekla and then cast your line with MudShark Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hella online trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geysir.
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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 8th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip builder site.

Drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hofn.
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visit Fellsfjara and Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Gallery Freevilli and JFS Handcraft. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Glacier Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). The adventure continues: take a memorable excursion with Day Trips and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Geysir to Hofn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 8 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Shop till you drop at Laugavegur and Dead Gallery/Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Selatangar & Blue Lagoon) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Almannagja). Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and hunt for treasures at Kolaportid Flea Market.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Fly from Hofn to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.