15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route maker

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Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hveragerdi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Akureyri

— 1 day

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, then see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri planner.

Newark, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Akureyri is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip maker site.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Hof

— 1 night
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hof trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in February, Hof is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. February in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, plan for little chillier nights in Reykjavik, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Hveragerdi

— 3 nights
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Floi and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cave People.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hveragerdi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hveragerdi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hveragerdi, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hveragerdi to Blaskogabyggd in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.