16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Vik
— 3 nights
3
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
5
Husavik
— 2 nights
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
7
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Whales of Iceland, Tales from Iceland and Laugavegur. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Thingvellir National Park and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik route builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Strokkur, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planning site.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Vik to Seydisfjordur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in September since evenings lows in Seydisfjordur dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Egilsstadir
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Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Skalanes ©
Skalanes
Fardagafoss ©
Fardagafoss

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, thenget outside with Hofdi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, thensee the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid day trip site.

Traveling by car from Seydisfjordur to Reykjahlid takes 3 hours. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

2
nights
Husavik

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.
On your second day here, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thenexamine the collection at The Exploration Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Husavik online tour planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Husavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Husavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jokulsargljufur National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Thermal Spas
The Exploration Museum ©
The Exploration Museum

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Husavik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Grundarfjorour on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Olafsvik
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Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja
Baejarfoss ©
Baejarfoss

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