14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd driving holiday planning website .

Bucharest, Romania to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in June, you will find days in Blaskogabyggd are colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then trek along Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey.

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

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Jokulsarlon Lagoon & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 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 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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