15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Budir
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hraunfossar. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Illugastaoir Farm (in Bifrost). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), experience rural life at Fridheimar, and stop by Orrifinn.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Reykjavik is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Reykjavik are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Thingvellir National Park, Hraunfossar, Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

2
nights
Budir

Budir ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, and then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olkelda Mineral Spring, then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budir vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Budir takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Budir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Kirkjufell Mountain, Stykkisholmskirkja, Olafsvikurkirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 8th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Budir to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4 hours. June in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid route app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum, Faro de Gardur
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Akureyri

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 14th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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