15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Husavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
9
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hellnar Church and then explore the striking landscape at Londrangar. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, thenstroll through Ytri Tunga Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hellnar trip itinerary maker site.

Reykjavik to Hellnar is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Budir Church, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Hellnar Church ©
Hellnar Church

1
night
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". Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thenhead outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, thenlearn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hellnar to Hvolsvollur in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thentry out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Adventure Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gufufoss, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, thenget outside with Hengifoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Litlanesfoss.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hofn in June since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur
Highlights from your plan
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get outside with Hofdi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planning website.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Husavik

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Husavikurkirkja. On the next day, examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, thenenjoy the sea views from Faro de Gardur, thentake in breathtaking views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), and finally explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Husavik trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Husavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Husavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Faro de Gardur, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Highlights from your plan
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, see Off-Road Tours, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Start your trip to Akureyri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, thenhead off the coast to Videy Island, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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