16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in August, with highs in Blaskogabyggd at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey and then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vik online route maker.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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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 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri visit website.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Nature · Museums · Parks

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
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). Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

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

Fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 2nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.