Bridge over Jökulsá á Breiðamerkursandi, Jökulsárlón

Bridge over Jökulsá á Breiðamerkursandi, Jökulsárlón

Photo by Superbass (Wikimedia Commons)

Itinerary for a 14 day Campervan Holiday in Iceland

Photo by Ville Miettinen (Flickr Creative Commons)Húsavík Harbor Photo by Ville Miettinen (Flickr Creative Commons)

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DAY 1: Borgarfjörður-Reykholt-Deildartunguhver-Hraunfossar Drive to the Borgarfjörður region. Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, is located near the town of Reykholt. Here you can visit the town of Reykholt, hike in the surroundings of the Hvíta river and admire the Hraunfossar falls. The Húsafell village is also worth visiting.

DAY 2: Stykkishólmur-Breiðafjördur-Ólafsvík Stykkishólmur is an idyllic old fishing village filled with historical houses. From there, you can easily get a short cruise around the Breiðafjördur Bay. Ólafsvíkurenni, a 415 meters high volcano, watches over the town of Ólafsvík.

DAY 3: Skagalfjörðul-Hindisvík Drive north to the Skagalfjörður region. On the Vatnsnes peninsula near the village of Hindisvík, you can visit seal colonies.

DAY 4: Siglufjörður-Hólar The town of Siglufjörður used to be an important herring-fishing centre. Hólar is an old bishop's residence, and its church is the oldest stone church in Iceland. The Glaumbær open air museum is also worth a visit.

DAY 5: Akureyri-Goðafoss Akureyri is the centre of the northern part of Iceland. You can easily spend a day in its lively town centre, in the botanical garden and at the Jón Sveinsson museum. As the journey continues, you can also visit the impressive Goðafoss falls, "God's Falls".

DAY 6: Mývatn region You can spend a whole day at Lake Mývatn. Its many natural wonders include among others the hot springs of Námaskarði, the lava fields of Krafla and Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-crater of Skútustaðir.

DAY 7: Húsavík Húsavik is the perfect starting point for a whale safari. During the summer months, there are several boats leaving the harbour for a three-hour cruise during which it is more than possible to spot whales and dolphins.

DAY 8: Ásbyrgi-Dettifoss The horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon is surrounded by steep cliff walls that are more than 100 meters high. Dettifoss is the mightiest waterfall in Europe. The journey continues east through the so-called desert of malefactors.

DAY 9: Löguring-Hengifoss-Hallormsstaður Lake Löguring is a great location to enjoy the outdoors. The Hengifoss waterfall by the lake is a wonderful place to visit. The Hallormsstaður forest is Iceland's largest, and conifers from different countries grow there.

DAY 10: Höfn-Vatnajökull The drive to the picturesque fishing village of Höfn will take you through innumerable fjords. You can ride up to the Vatnajökull glacier in a snow mobile. It's worth visiting the glacier exhibition, which tells you all about the formation and history of Vatnajökull.

DAY 11: Jökulsárlón-Skaftafell-Svartifoss A boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and a hike to Skaftafell National Park, home of the exceptional black waterfall, Svartifoss. The journey continues south with numerous waterfalls, lava beaches and endless lava fields along the way.

DAY 12: Geysir-Gullfoss-þingvellir þingvellir National Park is not only an incredible outdoor destination, but is also a historically and geologically important site. Geysir, Iceland's largest geyser, and Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, are the highlights of the day.

DAY 13: Reykjavík A walking tour downtown, museum visits and a top choice of restaurants renowned for their creative cuisines and use of local delicacies. Reykjavík has also a large range of specialized shops and exciting designer boutiques. And if you're curious, you can explore the nightlife, which is said to be one of the most vibrant in Europe.

DAY 14: Blue Lagoon Before returning the car you've got time to relax at the Blue Lagoon. Taking different health baths and treatments is a good way to end a great trip and it will give you the energy boost you need to take home with you.

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