15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
4
Vik
— 2 nights
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel route planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in May, you will find days in Akureyri are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thentake an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Olafsvikurkirkja
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik visit planner.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Horseback Riding Tours, Hraunfossar, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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