16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation 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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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 4 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 (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get cooler in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 52°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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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 (Mon): hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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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 (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fellsfjara). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Reykjahlid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
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 National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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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.