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While you could spend months on an Iceland trip, exploring glaciers, lakes, fjords, and off-the-beaten trails, a more realistic and ideal timeframe to fully immerse yourself in the country's breathtaking and diverse landscape would be two weeks. If you spend two weeks in Iceland, you check off all the top highlights of the country, including the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and Diamond Beach, without feeling rushed.
Below are a few incredible Iceland itineraries, ranging from 11 to 14 days, including the country’s most iconic destinations and some lesser-known gems.
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|Day 1||Arrive in Reykjavik|
|Day 2||Travel to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 3||Venture into the remote Westfjords region; visit the Dynjandi waterfall, and hike the cliffs of Látrabjarg|
|Day 4||Head to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve|
|Day 5||Reach Ísafjörður, then head to Vigur Island|
|Day 6||Full-day tour of Húsavík and whale watching|
|Day 7||Explore Mývatn Nature Baths and Dimmuborgir|
|Day 8||Discover the Askja Caldera and hike to the Víti Crater|
|Day 9||Head to the picturesque East Fjords|
|Day 10||Tour Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon|
|Day 11||Spend your day at the South Coast and Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon|
|Day 12||Marvel at Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano|
|Day 13||Drive to Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park, then return to Reykjavik|
|Day 14||Departure from Reykjavik|
This remarkable 14-day adventure through Iceland covers well-known and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Traverse the mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula to spend some time at the unique black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur, and visit the iconic Kirkjufell mountain. Hike through the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, and discover the charming town of Ísafjörður.
Witness majestic whales in Húsavík and relax in the geothermal waters of Mývatn. Journey to the surreal landscapes of Askja Caldera and marvel at the beauty of the East Fjords. Explore Vatnajökull National Park and sail among floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Discover the wonders of the South Coast and immerse yourself in the geothermal delights of Landmannalaugar.
Finish your adventure with the Golden Circle tour and a farewell dinner in Reykjavik. You can see and do all these by spending just two weeks in Iceland.
|Day 1||Welcome to Reykjavik|
|Day 2||Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula to visit the Blue Lagoon|
|Day 3||Drive the Golden Circle route|
|Day 4||Journey along Iceland’s South Coast; stay overnight in the village of Vik|
|Day 5||Venture into Skaftafell|
|Day 6||Explore the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, and Höfn|
|Day 7||Drive along the scenic East Fjords and explore picturesque fishing villages|
|Day 8||Visit Lake Mývatn|
|Day 9||Full-day tour in Akureyri|
|Day 10||Journey to the remote Westfjords region|
|Day 11||Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 12-13||Return to Reykjavik for sightseeing tour|
This captivating Iceland 13-day road trip itinerary begins in Reykjavik and ventures to some of the most iconic destinations in the country. Travel along the Golden Circle and stop at the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir area, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Discover the spectacular South Coast and visit the beautiful Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss waterfalls, their black sand beaches, and picturesque villages.
Explore the breathtaking glaciers of Skaftafell and sail among icebergs in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, then spend a night in Höfn. Journey through the remote East Fjords and indulge in the geothermal wonders of Lake Mývatn. Spot whales in Akureyri and explore the awe-inspiring Westfjords.
Visit the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and nearby waterfalls in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula before returning to Reykjavik to explore the capital city.
|Day 1||Walking tour of Reykjavik|
|Day 2||Journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula|
|Day 3||Venture into the remote Westfjords region to visit Rauðasandur|
|Day 4||Explore Dynjandi Waterfall and Isafjordur|
|Day 5||Embark on a boat trip to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.|
|Day 6||Go whale watching in Húsavík|
|Day 7||Full-day tour to Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss, and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park|
|Day 8||Discover Askja Caldera and hike to its stunning Víti Crater|
|Day 9||Head to Hengifoss Waterfall and Egilsstaðir|
|Day 10||Spend a day in Mývatn Nature Baths and Dimmuborgir Lava Field|
|Day 11||Full-day tour of volcano caldera and Herðubreið’|
|Day 12||Return to Reykjavik|
This unique 12-day adventure through Iceland will show you some of the hidden gems of the country. Explore Reykjavik’s vibrant streets on a walking tour before venturing to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you explore the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, and descend into the depths of Vatnshellir Cave. Discover the untouched beauty of the remote Westfjords, where red sand beaches and bird cliffs await.
Journey to the tranquil Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and hike through the pristine wilderness. Witness majestic whales in Húsavík and visit the awe-inspiring Ásbyrgi Canyon and Dettifoss Waterfall. Immerse yourself in the ethereal landscapes of Askja Caldera and Víti Crater and relax in the Mývatn Nature Baths.
Return to Reykjavik, filled with unforgettable memories of Iceland’s hidden treasures.
|Day 1||Arrive in Reykjavik|
|Day 2||Tour Þórsmörk Valley and hike along the Fimmvörðuháls trail|
|Day 3||Hike Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano|
|Day 4||Visit Thjórsárdalur Valley and Haifoss Waterfall|
|Day 5||Full-Day tour of Rauðafellsgjá Gorge and Arnarstapi|
|Day 6||Explore Borgarfjörður, Hraunfossar Waterfalls, and Reykholt|
|Day 7||Head to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Saxhólar Crater, and Stykkishólmur|
|Day 8||Head to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Saxhólar Crater, and Stykkishólmur|
|Day 9||Onwards to Drangajökull Glacier and Strandir Coast|
|Day 10||Explore Reykjanes Peninsula, Seltún geothermal area, and Blue Lagoon|
|Day 11||Walking tour in Reykjavik|
This extraordinary 11-day Iceland trip is like no other. Explore the off-the-beaten-track destinations and hidden treasures of Iceland, starting with the trek through the captivating Þórsmörk Valley and Fimmvörðuháls. Next, discover the surreal landscapes of Landmannalaugar and soak in natural hot springs.
Traverse the mystical Rauðafellsgjá Gorge, visit the charming coastal village of Arnarstapi, and witness the cascading beauty of Hraunfossar Waterfalls. Explore the historical sites of Borgarfjörður and venture to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where the Saxhólar Crater awaits. Visit the charming fishing village of Stykkishólmur and enjoy its picturesque harbor. Experience the remote beauty of the Westfjords, marvel at the Dynjandi waterfall, and traverse the rugged Strandir Coast.
Say goodbye with a visit to the Reykjanes Peninsula and a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon. This exceptional 11-day itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure through Iceland’s hidden gems.
Two weeks in Iceland is more than enough time to experience all this fascinating land has to offer. To replicate any of the above-listed itineraries, simply fill up our customized Iceland trip form, where you can also customize the destinations you wish to visit. For more information on planning an Iceland tour, go through our Iceland guide.