16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rimouski, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  22 h
1
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Rimouski, Quebec

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Londrangar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hellnar road trip planning tool.

Rimouski, Canada to Hellnar is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rimouski to Hellnar, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planning app.

You can drive from Hellnar to Geysir in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Geysir are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Vik on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur

3
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vik trip website.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Golfclub Seltjarnarnes. Family-friendly places like Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Húsafell sundlaug will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir) and Borgarnes (Hafnarfjall, Borgarnes Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Bogfimisetrid, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, contemplate the waterfront views at Kleifarvatn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Vik in March, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Húsafell sundlaug, Thingvellir National Park, Kleifarvatn, Fjalladyrd
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Húsafell sundlaug ©
Húsafell sundlaug

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