16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Munich

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. February in Geysir sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

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

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hofn trip planning app .

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, and take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Akureyri takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in February, Akureyri is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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