16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 1 night
4
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, stop by Litla Lopasjoppan, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Skogar trip builder.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Skogar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir online travel route planner.

Drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), thencontemplate the long history of Galgaklettur, thenadmire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thingvellir day trip planning website.

You can drive from Geysir to Thingvellir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Thingvellir can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)
Galgaklettur ©
Galgaklettur

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & The Húsavík Whale Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid road trip planning site.

Fly from Thingvellir to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Akureyri

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 2nd (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), thentake an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akureyri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

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