16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
4
Akureyri
— 4 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zurich, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Geysir to Skogar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
When in Vatnajokull National Park, make a side trip to see Askja in Reykjahlid, approximately Reykjahlid away. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary site.

Take a bus from Skogar to Vatnajokull National Park in 6 hours. In July in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laugafell, Askja
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Askja ©
Askja

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), go for a walk through Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, make a trip to Perlan, and get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Bridge Between Continents, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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