16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Reykjavik is 3 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

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Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

2
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Akureyri

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 6th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In Setembro, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

2
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid travel planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Setembro in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Arfleifd (in Djupivogur), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

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Drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in Setembro, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

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Jokulsarlon, Arfleifd, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 13th (Sun), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik trip app.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Setembro, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

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

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

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You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In Setembro, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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