Classic Grand Iceland Tour

Starting in the capital Reykjavik, make your way to Blonduos for some great food, Akureyri to see its iconic turf houses, followed by whale watching in Husavik. Then, take a stroll along the Lagarfljot river in Egilsstadir, stopping in Hofn for the Vatnajokull glacier, and finally on to Vik to amdmire its medieval churches. Get to know the best of Iceland on this trip of culture, nature, cuisine and more.

In this trip

  • BeachesBeaches
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • NatureNature

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 2

    Blonduos, Iceland

  • 3

    Akureyri, Iceland

  • 4

    Husavik, Iceland

  • 5

    Egilsstadir, Iceland

  • 6

    Hofn, Iceland

  • 7

    Vik, Iceland

  • 8

    Reykjavik, Iceland

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Things to do in and around Reykjavik

  • the Reykjavík money shot
  • National Museum
  • New Square
  • 'Sólfar, The Sun Voyager' - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Super... trawler?
  • 'Blue Lagoon' - Reykjanes, Iceland
  • Videy Island I
  • Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Art Museum
  • Listasafn Einar Jónsson
  • Monday, October 21: Arctic foxes at the Reykjavik family park & zoo.
  • Before the Ride 5
  • Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle tour, Iceland
  • Skating on frozen Tjornin, Reykjavik
  • Open air museum 1
  • Flickr: flakk og heljarstökk
  • Reykjavík
  • Borgarnes, Stadtkern
  • Gullfoss
   
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Reykjavik

Iceland, Capital region

CultureNight lifeFoodNatureBeaches2 nights

The northernmost capital city in the world, Reykjavik is home to some of Iceland's best cultural, historical, and natural sites.

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is famous for its weekend nightlife - Icelanders tend to go out late, so bars that look rather quiet can fill up suddenly—usually after midnight on a weekend. There are over 100 different bars and clubs in Reykjavík most of them are located on Laugavegur and its side streets and it is very common for an establishment that is a café before dinner to turn into a bar in the evening.Laugavegur is also the main shopping street. Other attractions in town include the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, National Museum of Iceland, Vikin Maritime Museum, Rauðhólar and the Heiðmörk forest.
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Things to do in and around Blonduos

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  • Waterfalls at Kolugljúfur in Iceland
  • Hlíðarfjall 13
  • Syðri-Súlur
  • Borgarnes, Stadtkern
  • 2010.08.04 13.44.34 - DSCN8885
  • Seweed Shores
   
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Blonduos

Iceland, Northwest region

2 nights

Home to a unique church and a few small museums, Blonduos is a simple town with a river flowing through.

Blonduos is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland, situated on Route 1 at the mouth of the glacial river Blanda for which it is named. On a hill above the town is a church with striking architecture that is intended to resemble a volcanic crater. Blonduos does not have a good harbour, but the settlement's main role is as a dairy service centre for the surrounding farm areas.
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Things to do in and around Akureyri

  • Akureyri
  • Old fountain at Akureyri botanical gardens
  • Bustling down-town Akureyri
  • Akureyri
  • Sjónlist
  • Myvatn
  • Hlíðarfjall 13
  • Akureyrarkirkja
  • Syðri-Súlur
  • Öskjuvatn...
  • Waterfalls at Kolugljúfur in Iceland
  • Seweed Shores
   
3

Akureyri

Iceland, Northeastern region

NatureActiveFoodCultureNight life2 nights

Home to excellent restaurants and museums, this busy city is known as the Capital of Northern Iceland.

Akureyri is a town in northern IcelanD and is Iceland's second largest urban area. Akureyri has a robust cultural scene, with several bars and reputable restaurants amd during the summer there are several festivals in Akureyri and its surroundings. One example is the medieval festival held every summer at Gásir. Sites that have been cited as areas of interest include various museums, churches, and the Botanical Gardens. Local museums include the Akureyri Museum, Akureyri Art Museum, Jón Sveinsson Memorial Museum and Davíðshús.
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Things to do in and around Husavik

  • The town of Húsavík
  • Húsavík
  • Installing 'Crossing Country'
  • Husavik Church
  • at the icelandic institute of phallology
  • Myvatn
  • Hlíðarfjall 13
  • Húsavík Whale Museum
  • Syðri-Súlur
  • Öskjuvatn...
   
4

Husavik

Iceland, Northeastern region

Small townsActiveCultureNature1 night

A small fishing town, home to several interesting and unique museums.

Húsavík is a town in Norðurþing municipality on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907. Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay and the Húsavík Whale Museum is located in the downtown area by the harbour. Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and Mývatn lake are near-by nature tourist attraction.
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Things to do in and around Egilsstadir

  • The town of Seydisfjordur, Iceland.
  • Egilsstaðir 4
  • Egilsstaðir 15
  • Öskjuvatn...
  • Myvatn
  • The Blue Church, and town
   
5

Egilsstadir

Iceland, Eastern region

NatureActive1 night

Established in 1947, this relatively young town is home to the beautiful Lake Logurinn and is enveloped in local legend.

Egilsstaðir is a town in east Iceland on the banks of the Lagarfljót river. Egilsstaðir has grown to become the largest town of East Iceland and its main service, transportation, and administration centre. some local points of interest in and around town include the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant, Hallormsstaðaskógur forest, Hengifoss waterfall and the mansion of Gunnar Gunnarsson
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Things to do in and around Hofn

  • Hofn (5794)
  • Höfn
  • Skógar Folk Museum
  • Vatnajokull glacier - in Skaftafell national park
  • Öskjuvatn...
   
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Hofn

Iceland, Southern region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nights

Famous for its natural beauty, this harbor town is a bustling fishing port, surrounded on three sides by sea.

Höfn is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country, located on a peninsula in the south-east of Iceland near Hornafjörður fjord. Höfn contains several museums, including the exhibition about the Vatnajökulsþjóðgarð in Gamlabúð which has a variety of displays on the geology, ecology and history of the glacier. A cultural highlight of the town is the annual Humarhátíð (lobster festival) held on the first weekend of July. During the summer season, the Glacier Exhibition is held in the old supermarket building.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Vik

  • 'Reynisdrangar' - Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland
  • Vík í Mýrdal
  • Vik - Reynisdrangar
  • Vík í Mýrdal
  • Skogafoss
  • iceland summer
  • Videy Island I
  • Gullfoss
  • Selfoss 2
  • Northern lights in Kópavogur
   
7

Vik

Iceland, Southern region

BeachesNatureActiveSmall towns2 nights

Iceland's southernmost town is famous for its stunning black beaches as well as its exciting location next to the Katla Volcano.

Vic is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants as of January 2011) it is the largest settlement for some 70 km around and is an important service center for the inhabitants and visitors to the coastal strip between Skogar and the west edge of the Myrdalssandur glacial outwash plain. In 1991, the US journal Islands Magazine counted Vic's beach as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth.
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Things to do in and around Reykjavik

  • the Reykjavík money shot
  • National Museum
  • New Square
  • 'Sólfar, The Sun Voyager' - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Super... trawler?
  • 'Blue Lagoon' - Reykjanes, Iceland
  • Videy Island I
  • Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Art Museum
  • Listasafn Einar Jónsson
  • Monday, October 21: Arctic foxes at the Reykjavik family park & zoo.
  • Before the Ride 5
  • Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle tour, Iceland
   
8

Reykjavik

Iceland, Capital region

CultureNight lifeFoodNatureBeaches1 night

The northernmost capital city in the world, Reykjavik is home to some of Iceland's best cultural, historical, and natural sites.

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is famous for its weekend nightlife - Icelanders tend to go out late, so bars that look rather quiet can fill up suddenly—usually after midnight on a weekend. There are over 100 different bars and clubs in Reykjavík most of them are located on Laugavegur and its side streets and it is very common for an establishment that is a café before dinner to turn into a bar in the evening.Laugavegur is also the main shopping street. Other attractions in town include the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, National Museum of Iceland, Vikin Maritime Museum, Rauðhólar and the Heiðmörk forest.
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