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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Isafjordur
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Patreksfjordur
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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): shop like a local with Laugavegur, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and then stop by Hidden People Iceland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary app.

Keflavik to Reykjavik is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thingvellir.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Thingvellir — 1 day

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): explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, explore the stunning scenery at Almannagja, then take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, and finally contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Thingvellir by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Thingvellir are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geysir day trip tool.

You can drive from Thingvellir to Geysir in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Hella.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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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. Plan trip to Hella with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Hella, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Landmannalaugar on the 3rd (Sat).
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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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): trek along Laugavegur.

Make your Landmannalaugar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hella to Landmannalaugar in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vik online attractions planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then make a trip to Fellsfjara.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon online route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon in 2.5 hours. In September in Jokulsarlon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seydisfjordur.
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Seydisfjordur

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gufufoss and then pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seydisfjordur day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Seydisfjordur in 4 hours. Traveling from Jokulsarlon in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Seydisfjordur. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands) and then admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir online trip itinerary builder.

Egilsstadir is very close to Seydisfjordur. In September, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive 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 6th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sea views from Husavik Yellow Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Husavik road trip planning website.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Husavik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Husavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off 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), see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes and then admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akureyri road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.
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Siglufjordur

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

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Siglufjordur online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. In September in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blonduos.
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Blonduos — 1 night

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Blonduos trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Blonduos takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Isafjordur on the 9th (Fri).
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Isafjordur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum and then make a trip to Vestfirdir Tunnel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isafjordur trip planning site.

Drive from Blonduos to Isafjordur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Patreksfjordur.
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Patreksfjordur — 1 night

On the 10th (Sat), step aboard Garoar BA 64 and then take an in-depth tour of Hnjotur - Minjasafn Egils Olafssonar.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Patreksfjordur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Isafjordur to Patreksfjordur takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Patreksfjordur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Stykkisholmur.
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Stykkisholmur — 1 night

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja and then take in the awesome beauty at Helgafell.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stykkisholmur trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Patreksfjordur to Stykkisholmur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bjarnarhofn.
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Bjarnarhofn — 1 day

On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bjarnarhofn road trip planner.

Bjarnarhofn is very close to Stykkisholmur. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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Grundarfjorour

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour online road trip planner.

Grundarfjorour is very close to Bjarnarhofn. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 12th (Mon).
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Reykjavik — 1 night

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Keflavik.
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Keflavik — 1 night

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, then take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, then take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon. On your second day here, cast your line with Anglers, get engrossed in the history at Viking World, look for gifts at Duus Handverk, then examine the collection at Duushus Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Keflavik trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Keflavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Keflavik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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Reykjanes Peninsula travel guide

4.1
Spas · Hot Springs · Bridges
Featuring both bizarre and beautiful landscapes, the Southern Peninsula epitomizes the quirks, charm, and otherworldliness of rural Iceland. The lava fields that cover much of peninsula are some of the youngest in country and are largely responsible for the area's fantastic array of scenery. The peninsula's biggest city, Keflavik, retains a distinctly small-town feel and boasts a number of picturesque walking trails. Most visitors and locals spend their time by the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the area's striking beaches and cliffs. After a long day exploring, you can relax in one of the area's famed traditional spas.
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