28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 3 nights
3
Hofn
— 4 nights
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
6
Akureyri
— 5 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 7 nights

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cave Vatnshellir and Djúpalónssandur beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Budir Church and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Change things up with a short trip to Ingjaldscholskirkja in Rif (about 34 minutes away).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour vacation maker website.

Montreal, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Grundarfjorour is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur), Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Skogar, Lava Centre, Horseback Riding Tours, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

4
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Family-friendly places like Diamond Beach and Walking tours will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Huldusteinn, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn day trip site.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hofn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hofskirkja Church
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Walking tours
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park journey builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In February in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Get a sense of the local culture at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Culture House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Thermal Spas) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

5
nights
Akureyri

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 Holar Cathedral and Saurbaejarkirkja. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Speed Boats Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Varmahlid (Víðimýrarkirkja & Glaumbaer Museum) and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, see the interesting displays at Akureyri Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Holar Cathedral, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi
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Speed Boats Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Horseback Riding Tours

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hraunfossar and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Tales from Iceland and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost), War and Peace Museum (in Akranes) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Geysir, laugh and play at Sundhollin Public Baths, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skalholt Cathedral, Glanni Waterfall, Hraunfossar, War and Peace Museum, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Geysir ©
Geysir
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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