16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Hellnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Laugarvatn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 day
Drive
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Hof
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): test the waters at Blue Lagoon.

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Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hellnar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas

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Hellnar

— 3 nights
Take a break from Hellnar with a short trip to Ytri Tunga Beach in Arnarstapi, about 40 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hellnar trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hellnar takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Laugarvatn

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Ribsafari and Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Explore Laugarvatn's surroundings by going to Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Laugarvatn sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hellnar to Laugarvatn in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Laugarvatn can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Vik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 day
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seljavallalaug, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laugarvatn to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Hof

— 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vatnajokull, Vestrahorn, Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, and other attractions. Explore Hof's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hof journey planner.

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Hof, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mr. Puffin as well as Bridge Between Continents. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bridge Between Continents and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at foa, get a new perspective on things with Mr. Puffin, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip website.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjavik in 5 hours. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.