15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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

Detroit, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 55°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip planning app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey and then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vik day trip app.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall and then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.