15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Geysir

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Warsaw, Poland to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Geysir due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Warsaw in August, plan for much colder days in Geysir, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik day trip planning tool.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), go for a walk through Viti Crater, and don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip maker.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more), Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Djupivogur (JFS Handcraft & Sveinsstekksfoss). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hofn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Selfoss (Kerið & Tre Og List), Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hofn to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and 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 15th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.