17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey maker

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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to King Abdulaziz International Airport

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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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Reykjavik, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours & The Transportation Museum at Ystafell) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akureyri online day trip planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park, approximately Vatnajokull National Park away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Blaskogabyggd in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vik travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar day trip site.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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.