15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Akureyri

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 1st (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri attractions planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Akureyri is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. 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, expect Akureyri to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and Selfoss Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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". Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and then stop by Seljalandsfoss.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Hvolsvollur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reykjahlid in June, plan for little chillier days in Hvolsvollur, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Grundarfjorour

On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ytri Tunga Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruarfoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost), Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, and learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik route builder app.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.