15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Sofia

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Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Dogsledding Iceland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Almannagja, Oxararfoss, &more), Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Blue Lagoon) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in October, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geysir.
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Geysir — 1 night

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 19th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Geysir using our trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Geysir, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Visit Reyniskirkja Church and Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Eldhraun Lava Field, &more) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Lava Show, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Relax by the water at Fellsfjara and Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon. Get in touch with nature at Vatnajokull and Glacier Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Vatnajokull National Park: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell), Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Askja (in Reykjahlid). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning app.

Take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

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. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hella sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Vatnajokull National Park to Hella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hella, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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