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Location: Keflavík

Day 1 - 16 Jul 2021

Keflavík Airport

Keflavík, Keflavík Airport

Content: We arrived at Keflavik International Airport around 7am. We recommend picking up alcohol that you would like to drink throughout your trip at the duty free store. It is much cheaper than other spots. We chose to rent a car for this first day. We rented it through Procar.

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Day 1 - 16 Jul 2021

Blue Lagoon

, Blue Lagoon
, Blue Lagoon
, Blue Lagoon
, Blue Lagoon
, Blue Lagoon

Content: We headed to the Blue Lagoon straight from the airport. The lagoon is not far away. We suggest that you either plan to eat at their cafeteria or The Retreat - nice hotel right next door. They have a continental breakfast for around $25 USD. 9:00AM is the time that the lagoon opens, so it was nice to be there before the crowds!

Location: Reykjavík

Day 1 - 16 Jul 2021

Kex Hostel Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Kex Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavík, Kex Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavík, Kex Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavík, Kex Hostel Reykjavik
Reykjavík, Kex Hostel Reykjavik

Content: We then drove and checked into our hostel, Kex Hostel, and took a short nap. Kex has dorm room style rooms with shared bathrooms, and awesome communal hang out spots.

Reykjavík

Reykjavík, Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Reykjavík

Content: We then spent a few hours walking around and exploring the city of Reykjavik. It is super easy to get around the city by foot as it is not very big.

Reykjavík

Reykjavík, Reykjavík

Content: Kex happened to be having a party that night, so we ate food at the hostel. We then enjoyed a night out on the town. We recommend visiting Den Danske Kro and Kaffibarinn. Night lift does not start really until midnight!

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Day 2 - 17 Jul 2021

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

, Fagradalsfjall Volcano
, Fagradalsfjall Volcano
, Fagradalsfjall Volcano
, Fagradalsfjall Volcano
, Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Content: Spend the morning dropping off your rental car, picking up your van, going to the grocery store, and heading to the volcano. We began the hike at 2PM and ended around 8PM. Go as far as you can hike in. Suggest bringing snacks to enjoy the views!

Location: Hamrargarder Campground

Day 2 - 17 Jul 2021

Hamragardar campground

Hamrargarder Campground , Hamragardar campground

Content: Camp at Hamragarour campground! It is located right next to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall

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Day 3 - 18 Jul 2021

Seljalandsfoss

, Seljalandsfoss
, Seljalandsfoss

Content: Start your day at the Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui waterfalls.

Skógafoss

, Skógafoss
, Skógafoss
, Skógafoss
, Skógafoss
, Skógafoss

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Location: Vik

Day 3 - 18 Jul 2021

Dyrhólaey

Vik, Dyrhólaey
Vik, Dyrhólaey

Content: Visit Dryholaey and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Location: Vík

Day 3 - 18 Jul 2021

Smiðjan Brugghús

Vík, Smiðjan Brugghús
Vík, Smiðjan Brugghús
Vík, Smiðjan Brugghús
Vík, Smiðjan Brugghús

Content: Stop in Vik for lunch at Smiojan Brugghus for delicious burgers and beer!

Location: Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 3 - 18 Jul 2021

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Fjaðrárgljúfur

Content: Drive to Fjadrargljufur canyon. It’s a short hike to see some amazing views!

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Day 3 - 18 Jul 2021

Svinafell Campground

, Svinafell Campground

Content: Drive and camp at Svinafell Campground

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Day 4 - 19 Jul 2021

Svartifoss

, Svartifoss
, Svartifoss
, Svartifoss

Content: Start your day with a short hike to Svartifoss waterfall!

Diamond Beach

, Diamond Beach
, Diamond Beach
, Diamond Beach

Content: Head the the amazing diamond beach to see chunks of iceberg all over a black sand beach

Jökulsárlón

, Jökulsárlón
, Jökulsárlón

Content: Take a kayak tour on Jokulsarlon - an amazing glacier lagoon with massive icebergs. An amazing experience. Make sure you book it in advance, it fills up quickly!

Location: Berufjordhur

Day 4 - 19 Jul 2021

Folaldafoss

Berufjordhur, Folaldafoss

Content: Make dinner at this gorgeous waterfall! There’s a picnic table where you can cook and enjoy this view.

Location: Egilsstaðir

Day 4 - 19 Jul 2021

Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðir, Egilsstaðir

Content: Drive to Egilsstadir! There are two campground here to stay at. We recommend the only closer to the river.

Location: Egilsstadir

Day 5 - 20 Jul 2021

Stuðlagil Canyon

Egilsstadir, Stuðlagil Canyon

Content: Begin your day at Studlagil Canyon! Plan to be up early so you can hike down into the canyon.

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Day 5 - 20 Jul 2021

Dettifoss

, Dettifoss

Content: Visit Dettifoss - the most powerful waterfall in Europe! It is best to go on the east side in our opinion.

Selfoss Waterfall

, Selfoss Waterfall

Content: From Dettifoss, you can take a short hike to Sellfoss!

Location: Húsavík

Day 5 - 20 Jul 2021

Húsavík

Húsavík, Húsavík
Húsavík, Húsavík
Húsavík, Húsavík
Húsavík, Húsavík
Húsavík, Húsavík

Content: Drive to the town of Husavik and enjoy a nice dinner at Gamli Bakur! It has a great view of the marina and the food was super delicious

Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths

Húsavík, Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
Húsavík, Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths

Content: Visit Geosea! Amazing geothermal baths with a view of the sea.

Location: Akureyri

Day 6 - 21 Jul 2021

Akureyri

Akureyri, Akureyri
Akureyri, Akureyri
Akureyri, Akureyri
Akureyri, Akureyri
Akureyri, Akureyri

Content: Start your morning in Akuyeri! Enjoy one of the coffee shops or breakfast locations. Stroll around the city. This is one of our favorite towns in Iceland!

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Day 6 - 21 Jul 2021

Kolugljúfur Canyon

, Kolugljúfur Canyon
, Kolugljúfur Canyon
, Kolugljúfur Canyon
, Kolugljúfur Canyon

Content: Visit the Kolugljufur waterfall and canyon!

Location: Reykholt

Day 6 - 21 Jul 2021

Krauma

Reykholt, Krauma
Reykholt, Krauma

Content: End your day at Krauma. It is powered by Europe’s most powerful hot spring and has a variety of different temperature springs to try!

Location: Selfoss

Day 7 - 22 Jul 2021

Thingvellir National Park

Selfoss, Thingvellir National Park

Content: Spend the morning enjoying Thingvellir National Park! You will learn about the history of Iceland and be able to stand where the tectonic plates meet.

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Day 7 - 22 Jul 2021

Geysir

, Geysir

Content: Visit Geysir!

Gullfoss Falls

, Gullfoss Falls

Content: Visit the Gullfoss waterfall

Location: Keflavík

Day 8 - 23 Jul 2021

Keflavík Airport

Keflavík, Keflavík Airport

Content: Drive back to Keflavik, return your camper van and fly home!