15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Train to Haymarket Station, Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Aberdeen

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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 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik online driving holiday planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Vik is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Aberdeen in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vik: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
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". On the 4th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, and finally contemplate the long history of Keldur. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Thjofafoss.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. Step off the beaten path and head to Selfoss Waterfall and Hverfjall. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can fly from Hvolsvollur to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 explore and learn at Glaumbaer Museum and Nordurslod - Into the Arctic. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Hofsos to see Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, and get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and Videy Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.