14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online trip builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vik travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. August in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Akureyri

— 2 nights

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 10th (Tue), see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akureyri day trip website.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, and explore the striking landscape at Askja.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid driving holiday planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.