16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
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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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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 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 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

Kalispell, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalispell to Blaskogabyggd. Traveling from Kalispell in July, you will find days in Blaskogabyggd are much colder (58°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar itinerary planning website.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Salka Whale Watching and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Reykjavik

— 5 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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip planning site.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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.