15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker.

Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

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Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

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Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik road trip planning app.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For maps and tourist information, read Hofn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 11th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey maker site.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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