18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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18 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Hellnar
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Hallgrimskirkja and Tales from Iceland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, stop by Hidden People, and take in the exciting artwork at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect Reykjavik to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Borgarnes Museum, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Fridheimar
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
nights
Akureyri

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 Glaumbaer Museum and Saurbaejarkirkja. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Glaumbaer Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Thorbergur center and Huldusteinn. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, & more), Djupivogur (The Bulandsnes & Sveinsstekksfoss) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hofn online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Akureyri to Hofn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Hofn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

3
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Budir Church and Stykkisholmskirkja. You'll get in some beach time at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Skardsvik Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hellnar: Kirkjufellsfoss (in Grundarfjorour) and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hellnar visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hellnar takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Kirkjufellsfoss, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Stykkisholmskirkja, Budir Church
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja

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