15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Adelaide International Airport

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hraunfossar and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Gullfoss Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

Adelaide, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Reykjavik, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

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Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

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 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Grundarfjorour

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grundarfjorour online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.