15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get impressive views of Hekla, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stop by UNA Local Product, head outdoors with Hekluhestar, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hella, Hekla, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn journey app.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
On the 9th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 11th (Fri), head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, and then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, plan for little chillier nights in Akureyri, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Golf
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning site.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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