15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly

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Hella

— 1 day
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hella trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Hella is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Hella is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in September: highs in Hella hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar itinerary planner.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. September in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip planning tool.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Nature · Parks
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.