14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  24​h
1
Akureyri
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hlíðarfjall and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Popular historic sites such as Holar Cathedral and Saurbaejarkirkja are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi), Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Thermal Spas) and Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Akureyri to be cooler, temps between 1°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Husavik, Holar Cathedral, Jokulsargljufur National Park, Víðimýrarkirkja
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Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Holar Cathedral ©
Holar Cathedral
Thermal Spas

4
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Reynisfjara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar. Venture out of the city with trips to Vik (Vik Church & Reyniskirkja Church).

Plan my day in Kirkjubaejarklaustur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vik
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Visit Grotta Lighthouse and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi). Spend the 5th (Sun) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, steep yourself in history at Hofdi House, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation maker website .

Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Reykjavik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kotstrandarkirkja, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Hraunfossar
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

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