14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vik
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Oslo

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Tjornin and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Ytri Tunga Beach in Arnarstapi, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours
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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get outdoors at Krafla Lava Fields and Grjotagja Cave. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hof

— 2 nights
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fellsfjara.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hof holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. July in Hof sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip builder.

Drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Iceland travel guide

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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.