15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 3 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Akureyri
— 3 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

1
night
Geysir

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geysir tour planner.

Milan, Italy to Geysir is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Geysir hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik route planner.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Geysir in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Katla Volcano, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hofn trip website.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, see the interesting displays at Perlan, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Food Tours

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