15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hella
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 3 nights
3
Svinafell
— 2 nights
4
Geysir
— 2 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

2
nights
Hella

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 your second day here, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella online route planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Hella is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hella: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Katla Volcano
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil 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: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vik online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, thenkick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Svinafell day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In October in Svinafell, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, thenexperience rural life at Fridheimar, thenadmire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

Before you visit Geysir, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Svinafell to Geysir in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Geysir are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Reykholt, Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

5
nights
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: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker tool.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas, Hellisgerdi Park
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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