15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, thenget engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik online holiday planner.

Valletta, Malta to Vik is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in September; daily highs in Vik reach 11°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Lac Polaire, thenexplore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull, and then explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church.

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Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church
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Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Stokksnes and then explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Svinafell to Hofn takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stokksnes
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2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get outside with Hofdi, explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar, and then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid holiday maker tool.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 14th (Mon): head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, shop like a local with Brunir Horse, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, see the interesting displays at Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar, see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic.

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Nature
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Nordurslod - Into the Arctic ©
Nordurslod - Into the Arctic
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa
Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar ©
Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ring Road and Lake Tjornin. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Ring Road
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Lake Tjornin ©
Lake Tjornin
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Walking tours

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