21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 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 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip app.

Deer Lake, Canada to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Deer Lake to Blaskogabyggd is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Deer Lake in August, you will find days in Blaskogabyggd are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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.
Visiting Skogafoss and Reynisfjara Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

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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 August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, then hike along Laugavegur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 2 nights

On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 3 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall and Askja will get you outdoors. When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur, approximately Modrudalur away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, make a trip to Viti Crater, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid holiday maker website.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 Whale Watching Hauganes and Goðafoss Waterfall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saurbaejarkirkja and Akureyrarkirkja. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell & The Húsavík Whale Museum). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary site.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thorufoss (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning app.

Fly from Akureyri 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel 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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