15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Stekkjarkot (in Keflavik). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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3
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach), Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Glacier Adventure, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hofn day trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Hofn in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
When in Vik, make a side trip to see Kvernufoss in Skogar, approximately Skogar away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

2
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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.
On the 16th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geysir online tour planner.

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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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.