15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 day
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Vik
— 1 night
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Asbyrgi
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Blonduos
— 1 night
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Borgarnes
— 1 night
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 night
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Blaskogabyggd
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Reykjavik

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Videy Island, Hallgrimskirkja, National Museum of Iceland, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, head off the coast to Videy Island, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik.

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Phoenix, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 58°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon, Skogar Museum, Reynisfjara Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park as well as Fellsfjara. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hofn trip builder website.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hofn sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Egilsstadir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, then head outdoors with Hengifoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Litlanesfoss.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Egilsstadir tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dimmuborgir Lava Formations as well as Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 7th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

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You can drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Asbyrgi

— 1 night
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asbyrgi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Asbyrgi takes 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Nature · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Exploration Museum as well as The Húsavík Whale Museum. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, then take a peaceful walk through Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Husavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Husavik takes an hour. July in Husavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Husavik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Blonduos

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 9th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Hrutey Island, experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blonduos Sports Centre.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Blonduos trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Husavik to Blonduos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Borgarnes

— 1 night
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hafnarfjall, then stroll through Aurora Borealis, then get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, then admire the sheer force of Glymur, and then brush up on your military savvy at War and Peace Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Borgarnes online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Borgarnes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

— 1 night
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Heimaklettur (Home Rock), see the interesting displays at Eldheimar, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, and finally get impressive views of Eldfell.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vestmannaeyjar trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Borgarnes to Vestmannaeyjar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Vestmannaeyjar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Landmannalaugar, trek along Laugavegur, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vestmannaeyjar to Landmannalaugar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Haifoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gjain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd itinerary planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. In July in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.