21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, and then appreciate the views at Gjain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd tour planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Blaskogabyggd at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

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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 Skogafoss and Reynisfjara Beach. Attractions like Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik sightseeing planning tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar holiday planning tool.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Akureyri

— 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Herring Era Museum and The House of Shark Jorundur. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Icelandic Emigration Center and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Salka Whale Watching, &more), Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur) and Iceland Horse Tours (in Saudarkrokur). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, and shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Dettifoss Waterfall and Hverir. Change things up with a short trip to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and make a trip to Grenjadarstadir.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Visit Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur). Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and delve into the lush surroundings at Heidmork Nature Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

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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.