15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Vik
— 2 nights
5
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Colmar, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colmar to Reykjavik. When traveling from Colmar in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, Thermal Spas
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
nights
Akureyri

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 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, thentake in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally let the river carry you with Viking Rafting. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Nature Parks
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
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Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Glacier Adventure, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hofn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Adventure
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): fly like a bird with True Adventure, thentrek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, thendon't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Vik driving holiday tool.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hike along Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To plan Landmannalaugar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
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Ljótipollur

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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