16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arbaejarlaug swimming pool, Blue Lagoon, Cinema No. 2 at the Old Harbour Village, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hallgrimskirkja and Sun Voyager. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Spas · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Geysir sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier and Mýrdalsjökull. Attractions like Icelandic Lava Show and Reynisfjara Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik tour planner.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Akureyri on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, Akureyrarkirkja, and other attractions you added. When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching in Dalvik, approximately Dalvik away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Akureyri takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.