16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Newark
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Hellnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Laugarvatn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hof
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
End: Newark

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
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Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Reykjavik to be cooler, temps between 58°F and 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hellnar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Take a break from Hellnar with a short trip to Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, about 2h 30 min away.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hellnar takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Hallgrimskirkja, Budir Church, Budahraun
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

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Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Laugarvatn online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Laugarvatn takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Laugarvatn can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Fridheimar, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Oxararfoss
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Reynisdrangar, Vik Swimming Pool, Stjornarfoss, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy some diversion at Vik Swimming Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Laugarvatn to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Hof side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hof trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hof are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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Reykjavik

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at foa, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

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Getting from Hof to Reykjavik by car takes about 5 hours. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Food Tours
Thermal Spas
Off-Road Tours

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