14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
4
Husavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
day
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 18th (Sun), tee off at Geysir Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir road trip website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Geysir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Husavik trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Husavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Husavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Faro de Gardur, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
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 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then examine the collection at The Industry Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online itinerary maker.

Drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then make a trip to Viti Crater, and finally take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip maker.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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