15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Kerið (in Selfoss). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, look for gifts at Skumaskot, and get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. In June, Reykjavik is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Kerið
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

4
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Krafla Lava Fields. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & The Husavik Whale Museum). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hof visit planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

2
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gljufrafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vik attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip planning app .

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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