14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Una Local Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hella travel route builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hella is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Hella due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for much colder days in Hella, with highs around 14°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Una Local Store ©
Una Local Store

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
On the 1st (Sun), see Secret Iceland.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Secret Iceland ©
Secret Iceland

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip maker tool .

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hofn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Hraunfossar. Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Ljosafoss Power Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Glymur (in Akranes), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Selfoss). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum and head off the coast to Videy Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip app .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Selfoss, Hraunfossar, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Glymur, The Settlement Center
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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