15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Budir
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Aurora Borealis). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Hannesarholt, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in June; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park, Lava Centre, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Horseback Riding Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Akureyri sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid holiday planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Lac Polaire.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

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

1
night
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hofn online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

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Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Budir.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Budir

Budir ©
Visit Budir Church and Ingjaldscholskirkja for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budir: Dritvik and Djupalonssandur (in Hellnar), Kirkjufellsfoss (in Grundarfjorour) and Stykkisholmur (Norska Husio & Stykkisholmskirkja).

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Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Budir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budir

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Stykkisholmur, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Ingjaldscholskirkja
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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