15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Surat

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi), Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Galgaklettur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Laugavegur, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik journey planner.

Surat, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. In May, Reykjavik is cooler than Surat - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Industry Museum, then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Shopping · Golf · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Viti Crater, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid route planning tool.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In May, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vik online trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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.