15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Husafell
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Dogsledding Iceland and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Geysir and Haukadalur. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Strokkur (in Geysir), Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). And it doesn't end there: test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Beach and Walking tours. Get outdoors at Glacier Lagoon and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Change things up with a short trip to Sveinsstekksfoss in Djupivogur (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hofn planning website.

Fly from Reykjavik to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Husafell

— 1 night
On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, Head underground at The Cave, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Snorralaug.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Husafell journey planner.

You can drive from Vik to Husafell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Husafell, with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Laki Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Husafell to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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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.