16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
5
Vik
— 3 nights
6
Geysir
— 2 nights

4
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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. While traveling from Lisbon, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Akureyri, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, thenrace across the water with a speed boat tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Reykjahlid in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Vatnajokull National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Seljalandsfoss (in Hvolsvollur). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir travel route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Geysir are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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