15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app.

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Reykjavik, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 37°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:

1
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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 12th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip app.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Geysir are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

2
nights
Svinafell

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Beach, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Svinafell trip planner.

Getting from Geysir to Svinafell by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik holiday website.

You can drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

2
nights
Hella

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then get impressive views of Hekla, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella driving holiday planner.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hella are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.