18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Kopavogur
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Kopavogur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gardabaer
— 1 night
Drive
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Hafnarfjordur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keflavik
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Kopavogur

— 2 nights
Kópavogur is a city and Iceland's second largest municipality by population.It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Capital Region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm. Step out of Kopavogur with an excursion to Thingvallakirkja church in Thingvellir--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trot along with Gaski Horse Center, and head outdoors with Iceland Self Drive - Day Adventures.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kopavogur trip planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kopavogur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Kopavogur, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Kopavogur

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). National Museum of Iceland and Reykjavik Open Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, admire the masterpieces at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, contemplate the long history of Hofdi House, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Reykjavik is just a short distance from Kopavogur. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Akureyri

— 2 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 some historical perspective at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) and Saurbaejarkirkja. You'll explore and learn at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic and Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and examine the collection at The Aviation Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gardabaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Gardabaer

— 1 night
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Gardabaer road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Gardabaer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Gardabaer, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Gardabaer

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Hafnarfjordur

— 2 nights

Town in Lava

Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll around Hellisgerdi Park, then see the interesting displays at Hafnarborg The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and finally see Mountain Taxi. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja, and then take a pleasant ride with Hraunhestar Riding Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hafnarfjordur trip itinerary planning app.

Hafnarfjordur is very close to Gardabaer. In March, daytime highs in Hafnarfjordur are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Keflavik

— 3 nights
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Get some historical perspective at Garoskagi Lighthouse and Hopsnes Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Duushus Museum and Hvalsneskirkja. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Iceland, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, and learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Keflavik route maker.

Keflavik is very close to Hafnarfjordur. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

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.

Reykjanesbaer travel guide

4.1
History Museums · Landmarks · Specialty Museums