14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): experience rural life at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Blaskogabyggd to be colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik online trip planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 1st (Wed), go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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 2nd (Thu): cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Landmannalaugar in September, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, push the limits with an extreme tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.