17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 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.
On the 24th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker app.

Nottingham, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nottingham in July; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Family-friendly places like Black Sand Beach and Sólheimajökulll will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vik driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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 29th (Thu): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 30th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Salka Whale Watching and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri journey builder app.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Grjotagja Cave has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and examine the collection at Volcano House.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik driving holiday site.

Fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

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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.