15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Arnarstapi
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Reydarfjordur
— 1 night
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Jokulsarlon
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Arnarstapi — 1 night

Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. On the 24th (Wed), stroll through Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Budakirkja, and then explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arnarstapi planning website.

Manchester, UK to Arnarstapi is an approximately 92-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvammstangi.
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Hvammstangi — 1 night

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvammstangi holiday maker site.

You can drive from Arnarstapi to Hvammstangi in 3 hours. You will leave for Akureyri on the 25th (Thu).
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 25th (Thu): see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akureyri travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Husavik.
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Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Husavik Yellow Lighthouse, trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Husavik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid holiday planning website.

You can drive from Husavik to Reykjahlid in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reydarfjordur.
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Reydarfjordur — 1 night

Reyðarfjörður is a town in Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): try out the rides at Eskifjordur Swimming Pool, then view the masterpieces at Auroras Iceland, then see the interesting displays at The French Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Icelandic Wartime Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reydarfjordur trip planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Reydarfjordur in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Reydarfjordur are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon, then don't miss a visit to Fellsfjara, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jokulsarlon trip planner.

Getting from Reydarfjordur to Jokulsarlon by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Reydarfjordur in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Jokulsarlon, with lows of 5°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to Vik.
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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 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Vik travel planning app.

Getting from Jokulsarlon to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 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. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
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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.
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