14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Thingvellir
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Vestmannaeyjar
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Cave People, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Thingvellir is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Thingvellir hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Thingvellir

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, The Cave People
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannaeyjar ©
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saeheimar Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Storhofdi (Great Cape), then contemplate the geological forces at Eldfell, and finally examine the collection at Eldheimar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vestmannaeyjar road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thingvellir to Vestmannaeyjar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Vestmannaeyjar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Eldfell
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Eldfell ©
Eldfell
Storhofdi (Great Cape) ©
Storhofdi (Great Cape)
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vestmannaeyjar to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Vestmannaeyjar in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Vatnajökull National Park is one of three national parks in Iceland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vatnajokull National Park: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Lagoon). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Jokulsargljufur National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Askja and take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Reykjahlid in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Vatnajokull National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Iceland, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Askja ©
Askja
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip site .

Fly from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Scuba & Snorkeling

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