14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Dogsledding Iceland and Oxararfoss. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, browse the different shops at Bonus, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route builder tool.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Hverfjall. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Vatnajokull National Park and see Hafragilsfoss, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.