15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Mon), take a tour by water with Laki Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Londrangar, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Grundarfjorour is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip planning website.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, go for a walk through Viti Crater, then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary website.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Húsavík Whale Museum and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Varmahlid (Víðimýrarkirkja & Glaumbaer Museum) and Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Fridheimar. Venture out of the city with trips to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

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.