14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Vik
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Oslo

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Yntri Tunga Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Videy Island and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Make the 8th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder tool .

Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Reykjavik hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 11th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Mud Pots and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hverfjall and Viti Crater. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverir ©
Hverir

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Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lac Polaire, then explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Diamond Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hof travel planning app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 7 hours. In July in Hof, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

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Vik

Vik ©
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, then admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner .

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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