18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

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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
— 4 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. On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: laugh and play at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kopavogur online day trip planner.

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. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Kopavogur

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Lava Centre capture your imagination. Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Thjofafoss (in Hella), Borgarnes (Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar, The Settlement Center, &more) and Icelandic Wonders (in Stokkseyri). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, admire the masterpieces at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Reykjavik is very close to Kopavogur. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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 a sense of the local culture at Akureyri Museum and Nordurslod - Into the Arctic. Nonni's House and The Industry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akureyri holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Gardabaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Gardabaer

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Design and Applied Art and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gardabaer vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Akureyri to Gardabaer in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Gardabaer

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

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 13th (Sat): examine the collection 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, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mountain Taxi, and finally stroll around Hellisgerdi Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kleifarvatn, get engrossed in the history at Hafnarfjordur Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hafnarfjordur trip itinerary maker app.

Hafnarfjordur is just a stone's throw from Gardabaer. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Keflavik

— 4 nights
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garoskagi Lighthouse and Hvalsneskirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Viking World and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, learn more about the world around you at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Iceland, and admire the masterpieces at Reykjanes Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Keflavik tour itinerary builder website.

Keflavik is just a stone's throw from 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

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 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.