15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at Grotta Lighthouse and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Aurora Borealis), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and steep yourself in history at Hannesarholt.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Horseback Riding Tours, Lava Centre, Thingvellir National Park
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Lac Polaire.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In June in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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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): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hofn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walking tours

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd vacation planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budir.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Budir

Budir ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Budir Church and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Londrangar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budir: Ingjaldscholskirkja (in Rif), Dritvik and Djupalonssandur (in Hellnar) and Kirkjufellsfoss (in Grundarfjorour).

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budir day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Budir takes 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

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Stykkisholmur, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Cave Vatnshellir
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

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