16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route builder

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Kopavogur
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Kopavogur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Gardabaer
— 1 night
Drive
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Hafnarfjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Keflavik
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Kopavogur

— 2 nights
Kópavogur is a city and Iceland's second largest municipality by population.It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Capital Region. On the 1st (Mon), experience rural life at Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm and then try out the rides at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kopavogur trip itinerary tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kopavogur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Kopavogur are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Kopavogur

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Lava Centre capture your imagination. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center), Icelandic Wonders (in Stokkseyri) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik sightseeing planning tool.

Reykjavik is just a short distance from Kopavogur. March in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore and learn at Akureyri Museum and Nonni's House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Saurbaejarkirkja. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akureyri online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Gardabaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Gardabaer

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Design and Applied Art and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gardabaer tour builder website.

You can fly from Akureyri to Gardabaer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Gardabaer are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Gardabaer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Hafnarfjordur

— 1 night

Town in Lava

Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Hafnarborg The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, get a new perspective on things with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, then take a memorable excursion with Mountain Taxi, and finally look for gifts at The Little Elf Store.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hafnarfjordur travel site.

Hafnarfjordur is very close to Gardabaer. In March, daily temperatures in Hafnarfjordur can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Keflavik.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Keflavik

— 4 nights
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Viking World and Garoskagi Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Duushus Museum and Hvalsneskirkja. When in Keflavik, make a side trip to see Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Grindavik, approximately Grindavik away. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, get a new perspective on nature at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, and explore the world behind art at Reykjanes Art Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Keflavik trip planner.

Keflavik is just a stone's throw from Hafnarfjordur. In March in Keflavik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

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.