15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vik online travel route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Vik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Vik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in Vik to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Change things up with a short trip to The Transportation Museum at Ystafell in Husavik (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
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 Hraunfossar and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal area krysuvik, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Iceland travel guide

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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.