16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  21​h
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
bus:  11​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: College Station

1
night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Budir Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer trip planner .

College Station, USA to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olafsvikurkirkja, Budir Church, Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik travel route planning website .

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Get in touch with nature at Svartifoss Waterfall and Diamond Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Lac Polaire. Get out of town with these interesting Skaftafell side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Lagoon). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Skaftafell trip itinerary app .

Getting from Vik to Skaftafell by bus takes about 3 hours. June in Skaftafell sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell National Park
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online travel route builder .

Traveling by bus from Skaftafell to Reykjahlid takes 11.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverir ©
Hverir

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and then contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Akureyri using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Kerið. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss), Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour app .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Selfoss, Kotstrandarkirkja, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Kerið ©
Kerið
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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