15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Pisa International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hraunfossar and Fridheimar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik sightseeing app.

Pisa, Italy to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pisa to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Pisa in August, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Salka Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Husavikurkirkja), Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center) and Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online route planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park, approximately Vatnajokull National Park away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hofn, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar travel route planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.