15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Fridheimar (in Reykholt), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Hverfjall and Selfoss Waterfall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Hofdi. There's much more to do: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid attractions site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a tour by water with Laki Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grundarfjorour trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Grundarfjorour takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Get some historical perspective at Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar & Kirkjugolf). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik online route maker.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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.