16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Reykjavik
— 8 nights

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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kids will enjoy Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey. Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Kvernufoss in Skogar, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vik trip maker tool.

Reykjavik to Vik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, Vik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hofn.
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Lagoon and The Thorbergur center. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Fellsfjara (in Jokulsarlon) and Arfleifd (in Djupivogur). It doesn't end there: laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool and explore the striking landscape at Stokksnes.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn trip planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Hofn, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Geysir.
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Geysir — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Gjain, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss.

Before you visit Geysir, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hofn to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 8 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will enjoy Hallgrimskirkja and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik vacation planner.

Getting from Geysir to Reykjavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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