15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Asbyrgi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Get out of town with these interesting Hvolsvollur side-trips: Thjofafoss (in Hella), Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Reynisfjara Beach, & more) and Skogar (Skogafoss & Rutshellir Cave). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, steep yourself in history at Keldur, and get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hvolsvollur is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Hvolsvollur at 11°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Hella, Skogar, Laugavegur
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip site .

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
day
Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi ©
Dettifoss Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asbyrgi driving holiday planner .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Asbyrgi by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dettifoss Waterfall, Faro de Gardur
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You've now added Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, then explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. In October in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Troll Expeditions. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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