15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Montevideo
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  28 h
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Montevideo

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 25th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik vacation builder.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Vik is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Montevideo to Vik. Traveling from Montevideo in September, expect nights in Vik to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell ©
On the 27th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the activities along Lac Polaire.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Svinafell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Svinafell are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

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You can drive from Svinafell to Hofn in 2 hours. In September in Hofn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 30th (Wed), get outside with Hofdi, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Viti Crater, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hofn in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

Make your Akureyri itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Photography Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Horseback Riding Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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