16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
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Blonduos
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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Djupivogur
— 1 night
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Svinafell
— 1 night
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Icelandic Phallological Museum and Free Walking Tour Reykjavik. On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, gain a rich perspective with Free Walking Tour Reykjavik, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally examine the collection at Icelandic Phallological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planning tool.

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (52°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Snaefellsbaer

— 2 nights
You've added Budir Church, Svortuloft Lighthouse, Rauofeldsgja, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Ytri Tunga Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally make a trip to Svortuloft Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur, then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Saxholl Crater.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Blonduos.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Blonduos

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Borgarvirki, Glaumbaer Museum, Víðimýrarkirkja, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, contemplate the long history of Eiriksstadir, take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Borgarvirki, and finally stroll through Hvitserkur. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Blonduos in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Blonduos

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gentle Giants Whale Watching as well as Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

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Traveling by car from Blonduos to Husavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Husavik

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid itinerary website.

You can drive from Husavik to Reykjahlid in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Djupivogur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Djupivogur

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seydisfjordur Church, Lagarfljot and Hengifoss. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, get outside with Hengifoss, and then explore the activities along Lagarfljot.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Djupivogur travel planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Djupivogur in 3.5 hours. In September in Djupivogur, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Svinafell

— 1 night
You've now added Glacier Lagoon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Svinafell online vacation maker.

You can drive from Djupivogur to Svinafell in 3 hours. September in Svinafell sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Svinafell

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip planning website.

You can drive from Svinafell to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature · Parks

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Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hvolsvollur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
You've added Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Volcano House, Food Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, approximately Thingvellir away. Explore Reykjavik further: contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday planner.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

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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.

West Region travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Mountains

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.