16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation 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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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur Geothermal Field, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Geysir, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Geysir at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 12th (Tue), stroll through Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar holiday planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 3 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Hljooaklettar in Nordurthing (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 2 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Salka Whale Watching, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Spend the 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, cast your line with a fishing tour, and examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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