16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
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Blonduos
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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Djupivogur
— 1 night
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Svinafell
— 1 night
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Hella
— 1 night
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Selfoss
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Icelandic Phallological Museum as well as Free Walking Tour Reykjavik. On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, gain a rich perspective with Free Walking Tour Reykjavik, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally examine the collection at Icelandic Phallological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planning tool.

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (52°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Snaefellsbaer

— 2 nights
You've added Londrangar, Rauofeldsgja, Svortuloft Lighthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Ytri Tunga Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally make a trip to Svortuloft Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur, then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Saxholl Crater.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Blonduos.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blonduos

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Borgarvirki, Kolugljufur Waterfall, Eiriksstadir, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, contemplate the long history of Eiriksstadir, take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Borgarvirki, and finally stroll through Hvitserkur. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Blonduos in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Blonduos

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) as well as Gentle Giants Whale Watching.

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Traveling by car from Blonduos to Husavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid itinerary website.

You can drive from Husavik to Reykjahlid in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Djupivogur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Djupivogur

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seydisfjordur Church, Lagarfljot and Hengifoss. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, get outside with Hengifoss, and then explore the activities along Lagarfljot.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Djupivogur travel planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Djupivogur in 3.5 hours. In September in Djupivogur, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Svinafell.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Svinafell

— 1 night
You've now added Glacier Lagoon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Svinafell online vacation maker.

You can drive from Djupivogur to Svinafell in 3 hours. September in Svinafell sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hella.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally steep yourself in history at Keldur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Svinafell to Hella in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Selfoss

— 2 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls, Urridafoss Waterfall, and other attractions. On the 28th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Gjain, then admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

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You can drive from Hella to Selfoss in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Selfoss sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
You've added Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Volcano House, Food Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Explore Reykjavik further: get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online travel route planner.

Getting from Selfoss to Reykjavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Parks · Spas · Museums

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.

West Region travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Mountains

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.