15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Husavik
— 4 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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nights
Grundarfjorour

Get outdoors at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Cave Vatnshellir. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laki Tours and Budir Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hellnar (Dritvik and Djupalonssandur & Djúpalónssandur beach).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grundarfjorour travel itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
nights
Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Húsavík Whale Museum and Husavikurkirkja. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Selfoss Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Salka Whale Watching, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Husavik visit planning site.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Husavik by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Husavik, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, trot along with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik tour site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Vik in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Hallgrimskirkja. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and stop by Seljalandsfoss.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online tour planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.