16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  23​h
1
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Guide to Iceland to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online travel route planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The exhibition Quake 2008, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Kerið
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
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Guide to Iceland ©
Guide to Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skaftafell: Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Glacier Lagoon, & more) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof).

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skaftafell tour planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Skaftafell by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hofskirkja Church
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and stroll through Sólheimajökulll.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vik tour builder site .

You can take a bus from Skaftafell to Vik in 3 hours. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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