15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Husavik
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalvik
— 1 day
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Get some historical perspective at Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laki Tours and Skardsvik Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grundarfjorour: Ingjaldscholskirkja (in Rif), Hellissandur (Svortuloft Lighthouse & Londrangar Basalt Cliffs) and Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss & Rauofeldsgja).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip site.

Charlotte, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Grundarfjorour is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

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 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Fri), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja, take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Husavik online trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Husavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Husavik, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dalvik.

Things to do in Husavik

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Dalvik

— 1 day
Dalvík is the main village of the Icelandic municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð. On the 18th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Whale Watching Hauganes, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Bjorbodin Spa, and then explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dalvik holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Dalvik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Dalvik sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Dalvik

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Old Farmhouse Laufas as well as Whale Watching Hjalteyri. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), learn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, then see majestic marine mammals with Keli Sea Tours, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Whale Watching Hjalteyri. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri route planner.

Getting from Dalvik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and National Museum of Iceland. Visiting Dogsledding Iceland and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and try out the rides at Vesturbaejarlaug.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planning app.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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.