14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Reykjahlid
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Relax by the water at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Change things up with these side-trips from Grundarfjorour: Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi) and Budir Church (in Budir).

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Detroit, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to Grundarfjorour, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Hofdi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 9th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Dogsledding Iceland and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Videy Island, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.