16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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Husavik
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Grundarfjorour
— 1 night

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Whales of Iceland, Tales from Iceland and Laugavegur. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Zipline, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planning site.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Sólheimajökulll
4.8
Must see
Mýrdalsjökull
4.7

1
night
Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Vik to Seydisfjordur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in September since evenings lows in Seydisfjordur dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Nature / Park
Skalanes
4.7
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Waterfall
Fardagafoss
4.7

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, then get outside with Hofdi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid day trip site.

Traveling by car from Seydisfjordur to Reykjahlid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hofdi
4.4

2
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Husavik

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.
On your second day here, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, then admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Husavik online tour planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Husavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Husavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.3
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.4
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Specialty Museum
The Exploration Museum
4.3

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Akureyri

Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Husavik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Grundarfjorour on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

1
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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Laki Tours
4.4
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Waterfall
Baejarfoss
4.4

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