16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Medina
Fly:  23​h
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hof
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Medina

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 2nd (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hrunalaug, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary maker .

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Medina to Blaskogabyggd. In March, Blaskogabyggd is much colder than Medina - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Hrunalaug, Strokkur
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then trek along Sólheimajökulll, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip website .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Skaftarstofa, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip maker .

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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

3
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Svartifoss Waterfall and Diamond Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hof side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Jokulsarlon Lagoon). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hof online route planner .

Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Hof sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, and then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

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

Traveling by car from Hof to Reykjahlid takes 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reykjahlid, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laugardalslaug and Hraunfossar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Selfoss). Make the 15th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online tour planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, The Settlement Center, Hraunfossar, Thingvellir National Park, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug

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