17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd day trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 58°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vik road trip app.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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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 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 3 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Salka Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel route planner.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 3 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjahlid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) 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: Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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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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