16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  9 h
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Grindavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd route planner.

London, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit cooler in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hofn online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Hofn, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally Head underground at Rutshellir Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online visit planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vik in April since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

3
nights
Grindavik

Grindavik
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Grindavik is known for spas, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, get great views at Krysuvik Cliffs, and visit a coastal fixture at Hopsnes Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grindavik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Grindavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Selfoss.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Krysuvik
Krysuvik
Thermal Spas
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

3
nights
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thendon't miss a visit to Tre Og List, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally stop by Seljalandsfoss.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Selfoss travel planning site.

Getting from Grindavik to Selfoss by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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