16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Keflavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Vopnafjordur
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Grenivik
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Isafjordur
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
6
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Skalholt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bologna

4
nights
Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Keflavik journey planner .

Bologna, Italy to Keflavik is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Keflavik. When traveling from Bologna in August, plan for much colder days in Keflavik, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Vopnafjordur

Vopnafjordur ©
Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hengifoss, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Gljufursarfoss - Waterfall and Folaldafoss Waterfall. Step out of Vopnafjordur with an excursion to Raudamelsolkelda in Borgarfjordur Eystri--about 1h 25 min away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vopnafjordur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Vopnafjordur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grenivik.

Things to do in Vopnafjordur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Egilsstadir, Selfoss Waterfall, Folaldafoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Raudamelsolkelda
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

1
night
Grenivik

Grenivik ©
You've now added Whale Watching Hjalteyri to your itinerary.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grenivik travel route app .

Traveling by car from Vopnafjordur to Grenivik takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grenivik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Grenivik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Whale Watching Hjalteyri
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Whale Watching Hjalteyri ©
Whale Watching Hjalteyri

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Varmahlid day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grenivik to Varmahlid takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Varmahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Historic Sites
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Víðimýrarkirkja ©
Víðimýrarkirkja

1
night
Isafjordur

Isafjordur
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isafjordur trip planner .

You can drive from Varmahlid to Isafjordur in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. When traveling from Varmahlid in August, plan for little chillier days in Isafjordur, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

Find out how to plan Grundarfjorour trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isafjordur to Grundarfjorour takes 6 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olafsvikurkirkja
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Husafell Hiking.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Borgarnes online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Borgarnes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Skalholt.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Trails Outdoors
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1
night
Skalholt

Skalholt ©
Skálholt is a historical site in the south of Iceland, at the river Hvítá.HistorySkálholt was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Skalholt online route planner .

You can drive from Borgarnes to Skalholt in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skalholt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Cemetery Holavallagardur, Geysir, Strokkur
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Geysir ©
Geysir
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Skalholt to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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