14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
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Thingvellir
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Geysir
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Hella
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Landmannalaugar
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Vik
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Jokulsarlon
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Seydisfjordur
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Egilsstadir
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Husavik
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Akureyri
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Siglufjordur
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Blonduos
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Stykkisholmur
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Bjarnarhofn
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Grundarfjorour
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Reykjavik
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Keflavik
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House (Althingishus), then take a stroll through Laugavegur, and finally look for gifts at Hidden People Iceland.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip website.

Keflavik to Reykjavik is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thingvellir.
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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 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Galgaklettur and then explore the stunning scenery at Almannagja.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thingvellir day trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. In September in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Geysir.
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Geysir

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Blesi, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Geysir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Geysir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hella.
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Hella — 1 night

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar online tour planner.

Drive from Hella to Landmannalaugar in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip builder website.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon — 1 night

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jokulsarlon online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Jokulsarlon takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Seydisfjordur.
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Seydisfjordur

On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seydisfjordur trip tool.

Drive from Jokulsarlon to Seydisfjordur in 4 hours. Traveling from Jokulsarlon in September, Seydisfjordur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

On the 5th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss and then take an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Egilsstadir trip itinerary maker tool.

Egilsstadir is very close to Seydisfjordur. In September in Egilsstadir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Husavik.
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Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then go for a walk through Husavik Yellow Lighthouse, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Husavik trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Husavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

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 7th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Akureyri fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Siglufjordur.
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Siglufjordur — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Palshus, then take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center, and then examine the collection at The Herring Era Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siglufjordur online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Siglufjordur takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blonduos.
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Blonduos — 1 night

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Hrutey Island, experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, then examine the collection at Textile Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Blonduos travel planner.

Getting from Siglufjordur to Blonduos by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Stykkisholmur.
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Stykkisholmur

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Plan trip to Stykkisholmur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Blonduos to Stykkisholmur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You'll set off for Bjarnarhofn on the 10th (Sat).
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Bjarnarhofn — 1 day

On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bjarnarhofn trip maker website.

Bjarnarhofn is very close to Stykkisholmur. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour — 1 night

On the 11th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ytri Tunga Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip tool.

Grundarfjorour is very close to Bjarnarhofn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

On the 12th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, and finally examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Keflavik.
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Keflavik — 1 night

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Keflavik online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Keflavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Keflavik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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.
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