18 days in Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Gjain and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd online travel route builder.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vilnius to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in August, things will get a bit cooler in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to Skogafoss and Black Sand Beach. Family-friendly places like Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökulll will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik vacation planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 11th (Wed), explore the activities along Ljótipollur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Dettifoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 17th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Get outdoors at Thingvellir National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Grindavik, approximately Grindavik away. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.