14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Isafjordur
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vik trip simple and quick.

Seattle, USA to Vik is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Vik: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Glaumbaer Museum. When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur, approximately 1h 25 min away. Saddle up on the 24th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Akureyri takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Glaumbaer Museum, Herring Era Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Hverarond. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Husavik to see The Husavik Whale Museum about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
The Husavik Whale Museum ©
The Husavik Whale Museum

1
day
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at The Old Bookstore, learn about all things military at Osvor Maritime Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by Klaeoakot, and finally examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isafjordur online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Isafjordur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Reykjahlid in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Isafjordur, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre, Osvor Maritime Museum
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The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Osvor Maritime Museum ©
Osvor Maritime Museum

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Perlan and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Hveragerdi (Kotstrandarkirkja, Hveradalir, & more). The adventure continues: get your game on at Laugardalslaug, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, and explore the galleries of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Isafjordur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug

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