16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Berlin

1
night
Geysir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir online route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Geysir is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Geysir are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Fridheimar
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Laugavegur, thentake in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar day trip planning site.

You can drive from Geysir to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, thenexplore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, thenstop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thentrek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik online tour planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Djupivogur (Bakkabud, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hofn online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Bakkabud ©
Bakkabud

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid tour planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, thenadmire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri road trip app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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