14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  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.
Hallgrimskirkja and Thingvellir National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 16°C and lows are around 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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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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 admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Geysir, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, tour the pleasant surroundings 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. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can 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

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, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Husavik trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Husavik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Husavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Faro de Gardur
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Akureyri

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 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, then admire the sheer force of Godafoss, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri attractions planning site .

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, then make a trip to Viti Crater, and finally take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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