15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hellnar
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Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Husavik
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Hellnar

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Gatklettur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ytri Tunga Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Malariff Lighthouse. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hellnar travel route planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Hellnar is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Madrid to Hellnar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Black Sand Beach and Icelandic Lava Show. Get some cultural insight at Skogar Museum and Reyniskyrka Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, and finally Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dogsledding Iceland and Grábrók Volcano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: War and Peace Museum (in Akranes), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour builder app.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.