15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
6
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
8
Budir
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion 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.
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Hallgrimskirkja will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Aurora Borealis). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

1
night
Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

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 reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

2
nights
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.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

1
night
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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, 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 travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

1
night
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In June, daytime highs in Hofn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

1
night
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 do a combination of taxi and 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

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

1
night
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 do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

4
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Budir

Visit Budir Church and Ingjaldscholskirkja for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budir: Grundarfjorour (Kirkjufell Mountain & Kirkjufellsfoss), Stykkisholmur (Norska Husio & Stykkisholmskirkja) and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budir attractions planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Budir in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budir

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Iceland travel guide

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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.