15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Step off the beaten path and head to Laki Tours and Gatklettur. Venture out of the city with trips to Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur) and Budir Church (in Budir).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour road trip planning app.

Cardiff, UK to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 13th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Akureyri online day trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Strokkur (in Geysir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.