16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 1 day
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in August, you will find days in Geysir are much colder (16°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip app.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid takes 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hofn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Selfoss (Kerið & Selfosskirkja) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route builder.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.