16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Hrafnseyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mýrdalsjökull. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thendon't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenexamine the collection at Skogar Museum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reynisfjall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik road trip planning site.

Reykjavik to Vik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Geysir, Gjain
Highlights from your plan
Gjain ©
Gjain
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, thenhit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then tee off at Akureyri Golf Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kirkjufell Mountain. Escape the urban bustle at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Kirkjufellsfoss. Venture out of the city with trips to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs (in Hellissandur), Budir Church (in Budir) and Cave Vatnshellir (in Snaefellsbaer). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hrafnseyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Budir Church, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
Highlights from your plan
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

1
night
Hrafnseyri

Hrafnseyri ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Skrimslasetrid -Monster Museum, admire the natural beauty at Skruour Botanical gardens, thenget engrossed in the history at Jon Sigurdsson Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss).

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hrafnseyri trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Hrafnseyri in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Hrafnseyri

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Skrimslasetrid -Monster Museum, Skruour Botanical gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Vestfirdir Tunnel and then examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, head off the coast to Vigur Island, look for gifts at Klaeoakot, thenget engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isafjordur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hrafnseyri to Isafjordur in 1.5 hours. July in Isafjordur sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
Highlights from your plan
Vigur Island ©
Vigur Island
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve ©
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 15th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjahlid in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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