15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive
2
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
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.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
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.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and 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 · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Vik

— 2 nights
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 an hour. 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Hofn

— 3 nights
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: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's much more to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, 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 do a combination of bus and taxi. 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 travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
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.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. 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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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.
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, ratings, 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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
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). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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.