26 days in Iceland Itinerary

26 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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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 11th (Wed): experience rural life at Fridheimar and then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get little chillier in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vik visit planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trek along Laugavegur, then don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fellsfjara). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. August in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Rauoanes Point, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip planning website.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 31st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at Volcano House, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:

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.