16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Bologna

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 24th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun, thendon't miss a visit to Gatklettur, and finally enjoy the sea views from Malariff Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, enjoy the sea views from Svortuloft Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ingjaldscholskirkja, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour route builder website.

Bologna, Italy to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Grundarfjorour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Olafsvik, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Malariff Lighthouse
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Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thenget engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, thenexplore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, thenstop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, thenstroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 31st (Mon), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, thenadmire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Industry Museum, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tales from Iceland and The Icelandic Punk Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Oxararfoss in Thingvellir (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Krysuvik, Horseback Riding Tours, Oxararfoss, Langjokull Glacier, Hellisgerdi Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss

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