14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 1 night
Drive
7
Vik
Drive
8
Hella
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aurora Basecamp and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Oxararfoss and Langjokull Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Snorralaug (in Reykholt). Make the 10th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Into The Glacier, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik tour itinerary app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Reykjavik is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindavik.
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Grindavik — 1 night

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
On the 10th (Tue), boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon and then take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindavik online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grindavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.
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Blonduos — 1 night

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Planning Blonduos trip won't be overwhelming when you use Klarna Trips's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grindavik to Blonduos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Estuary of the river Eyjafjardara will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hlíðarfjall and Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur. Step out of Akureyri with an excursion to Bjorbodin Spa in Dalvik--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stop by Penninn Eymundsson.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Akureyri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akureyri are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, get outside with Snow Dogs, take in the awesome beauty at Vindbelgjarfjall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Svinafell.
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Svinafell — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Hvannadalshnukur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hrutfjallstindar, head outdoors with Adventure Point, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, then kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Skeioara Bridge Monument, shake up your sightseeing with Melrakki Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lac Polaire, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Svinafell tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Svinafell in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in January, Svinafell is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder app.

You can drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. In January in Vik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljúfrafoss, take in the natural beauty of Hrunalaug, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then trot along with Hekluhestar, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Hella. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss, get impressive views of Hekla, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hella sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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