16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Skardsvik Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hellnar: Berserkjahraun (in Snaefellsbaer) and Stykkisholmur Swimming Pool (in Stykkisholmur).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hellnar trip itinerary maker tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hellnar is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hellnar, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Gatklettur, Ytri Tunga Beach, Stykkisholmur Swimming Pool
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hellnar to Blaskogabyggd in 3.5 hours. November in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Bring the kids along to Diamond Beach and Hofn Swimming Pool. Venture out of the city with trips to Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Nature & Wildlife Tours). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center and see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Family-friendly places like Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vik route builder app .

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katla Volcano, Reynisdrangar, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Family-friendly places like Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Húsafell sundlaug (in Husafell), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in December since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Húsafell sundlaug, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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