14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Djupivogur
— 1 night
Drive
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Borgarfjordur Eystri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive
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Borgarnes
— 1 day
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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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 Thingvellir National Park, Sun Voyager and Funky Iceland. On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall and Geysir. On the 8th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss travel planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 10th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hofn road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Hofn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Djupivogur.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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Djupivogur

On the 11th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Sveinsstekksfoss, don't miss a visit to Eggin i Gledivik, then stop by JFS Handcraft, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bulandstindur.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Djupivogur trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Djupivogur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Borgarfjordur Eystri.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

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Borgarfjordur Eystri

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Storurd and then explore the activities along Raudamelsolkelda.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Borgarfjordur Eystri tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Djupivogur to Borgarfjordur Eystri takes 3 hours. Traveling from Djupivogur in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Borgarfjordur Eystri, with lows of 1°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Borgarfjordur Eystri

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, head outdoors with Hofdi, then examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planning site.

Drive from Borgarfjordur Eystri to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 14th (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online road trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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Blonduos

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre, examine the collection at Icelandic salmon center, head off the coast to Hrutey Island, then examine the collection at Textile Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond, and finally look for gifts at Djasn og Dulleri.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Blonduos day trip website.

You can drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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Borgarnes

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, hike along Husafell Hiking, then get a taste of life in the country at Hestaland, and finally see the interesting displays at The Settlement Center.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Borgarnes online day trip planner.

Drive from Blonduos to Borgarnes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Borgarnes sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

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Isafjordur

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre, let the kids burn off some steam at Raggagardur, then see the interesting displays at Hversdagssafn - Museum of Everyday Life, then look for gifts at Klaeoakot, and finally examine the collection at The Old Bookstore.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur trip planner.

You can fly from Borgarnes to Isafjordur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Borgarnes, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isafjordur, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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Reykjavik

On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): indulge your senses at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

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.

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.