16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hellnar
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Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Hellnar — 2 nights

On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Malariff Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ytri Tunga Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar Basalt Cliffs.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hellnar trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Hellnar is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Hellnar is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Black Sand Beach and Reynisdrangar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. The adventure continues: take in a show at Lava Show, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik planning tool.

Getting from Hellnar to Vik by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Krafla Lava Fields and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akureyri Botanical Garden and Speed Boats Tours. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 5 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hraunfossar and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), The Cave People (in Laugarvatn) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and look for gifts at Nordic Store.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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.
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