14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Gullfoss Falls and Strokkur. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Videy Island and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Reykjavik is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

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 6th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akureyri visit planning tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Hverir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the next day, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid 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 your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Hverfjall
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park attractions planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In August in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
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Vatnajokull
4.8
Geologic Formation
Svinafell Glacier
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at True Adventure, then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary builder app.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Parasailing / Paragliding
True Adventure
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Sólheimajökulll
4.8

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Djúpalónssandur beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, and then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Laki Tours
4.4

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