16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Kopavogur
— 2 nights
2
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
3
Akureyri
— 2 nights
4
Gardabaer
— 1 night
5
Hafnarfjordur
— 1 night
6
Keflavik
— 4 nights

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Kopavogur

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 7.5-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

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Off-Road Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Grotta Lighthouse. Let the collections at Lava Centre and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) capture your imagination. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Icelandic Wonders (in Stokkseyri), Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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

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Dogsledding Iceland ©
Dogsledding Iceland
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

2
nights
Akureyri

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 2.5 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 travel to Gardabaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

1
night
Gardabaer

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 3.5 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 · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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Horseback Riding Tours
Museum of Design and Applied Art ©
Museum of Design and Applied Art

1
night
Hafnarfjordur

Hafnarfjordur

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 · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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4
nights
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Viking World and Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. Popular historic sites such as Garoskagi Lighthouse and Hvalsneskirkja are in your itinerary. Take a break from Keflavik with a short trip to Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Grindavik, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at Duushus Museum, learn more about the world around you at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, and take in the views from Bridge Between Continents.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Keflavik online route builder.

Keflavik is very close to Hafnarfjordur. In March in Keflavik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Viking World ©
Viking World
Hvalsneskirkja ©
Hvalsneskirkja

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