16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
5
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Vik
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Berlin

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In November in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes, and then look for gifts at Christmas Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Akureyri, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take a pleasant ride with Riding Tours South Iceland, and finally soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Geysir in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Akureyri in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Geysir, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 10th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then get in touch with nature with Midgard Adventure.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hella trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hella, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then stroll through Fellsfjara, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Svinafell trip planner.

You can drive from Hella to Svinafell in 3 hours. In November in Svinafell, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

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You can drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.