26 days in Iceland Itinerary

26 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 day

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 6th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

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Ankara, Turkey to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ankara to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect Blaskogabyggd to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, trot along with a tour on horseback, and kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip app.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to 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 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and finally hike along Laugavegur.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar journey planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 4 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Hljooaklettar (in Nordurthing). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Husavik (Husavik Yellow Lighthouse, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri visit planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Grindavik (Brimketill & Blue Lagoon) and Kerið (in Selfoss). Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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