15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary maker site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get much colder in Geysir: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

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Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Lagoon and Fellsfjara. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Djupivogur (JFS Handcraft, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, examine the collection at The Thorbergur center, and boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hofn vacation planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Hofn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Moorudalur Farm and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid route maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Off-Road Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Selatangar & Thermal Spas). Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, wander the streets of Laugavegur, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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.