14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vik
— 2 nights
2
Svinafell
— 2 nights
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
4
Akureyri
— 2 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik online trip itinerary builder.

Metz, France to Vik is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Metz to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Metz in July, you will find days in Vik are much colder (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell ©
On the 26th (Sun), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Svinafell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Svinafell can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, thenHead underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online journey planner.

Drive from Svinafell to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

2
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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, thenget engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri online route planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Gullfoss Falls and Bruarfoss Waterfall will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Cemetery Holavallagardur are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bifrost, Borgarnes, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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