15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
2
Geysir
— Few hours
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
4
Vik
— 2 nights
5
Hofn
— 1 night
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
7
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
8
Akureyri
— 1 night
9
Vatnsnes
— Few hours
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vienna in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Off-Road Tours

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Geysir

Geysir ©
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 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall.

Make your Hvolsvollur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Geysir to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Black Sand Beach, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Hjorleifshofoi, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn day trip site.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Escape the urban bustle at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Svinafell Glacier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

You can plan Reykjahlid trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hverir
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Hverir ©
Hverir

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Akureyri

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 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vatnsnes.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Svalbard Seal Watching Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hvitserkur.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vatnsnes trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Vatnsnes takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vatnsnes

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hvitserkur ©
Hvitserkur

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain and then explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, thenHead underground at Cave Vatnshellir, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vatnsnes to Snaefellsbaer takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Helgafell, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Londrangar ©
Londrangar

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