14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Charleston

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dettifoss and Hverfjall. Take a break from the city and head to Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and Lofthellir Lava Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.

Charleston, USA to Reykjahlid is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charleston to Reykjahlid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in July, expect Reykjahlid to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to do a combination of to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of from Reykjahlid to Vik takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can do a combination of to Husafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, have fun at Fridheimar, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Hekla and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic HorseWorld.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Husafell vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of from Vik to Husafell takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Husafell can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to do a combination of to Hellnar.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strokkur, Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls, Hekla, Icelandic HorseWorld
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

1
night
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Londrangar, enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hellnar vacation planner.

You can do a combination of from Husafell to Hellnar in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to do a combination of to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cave Vatnshellir
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Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Gjain and Glymur. Head to Laugavegur and JS Watch Companyfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik), Blomasetrid (in Borgarnes), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). And it doesn't end there: stop by 12 Tonar, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of from Hellnar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gjain, Glanni Waterfall, Askja, Thingvellir National Park, Glymur
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Askja ©
Askja
Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall

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