14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laki Tours and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Explore Grundarfjorour's surroundings by going to Stykkisholmskirkja (in Stykkisholmur) and Hellnar (Dritvik and Djupalonssandur & Londrangar).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip itinerary builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Grundarfjorour, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park holiday builder tool.

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get outside with Hofdi, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Cemetery Holavallagardur and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.