14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  20​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri tour app .

Mumbai, India to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Akureyri. In July, Akureyri is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hof online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hof are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then trek along Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Vik travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Hella

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 15th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Shop.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hella sightseeing planner .

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hella are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hella

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Let the collections at The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Thingvellir National Park. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Hveragerdi and see Kotstrandarkirkja, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hella to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park, Kotstrandarkirkja, Horseback Riding Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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