16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get little chillier in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar road trip tool.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Kvernufoss in Skogar, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

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

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and The Bulandsnes (in Djupivogur). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hofn tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Hofn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, The Bulandsnes
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
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 Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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