28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 4 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
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd road trip planning tool.

Newark, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Blaskogabyggd, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Blaskogabyggd at 57°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hike along Laugavegur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip builder website.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore Vatnajokull National Park's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. August in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

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 Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell & The Húsavík Whale Museum), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Akureyri online attractions planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Reykjavik

— 7 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 (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church), Grindavik (Brimketill & Thermal Spas) and Selfoss (Kerið & Iceland Safari - Private Tours). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and see the interesting displays at Volcano House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:

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.