15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sandgerdi
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Reykjavik, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid attractions planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. September in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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". Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by UNA Local Product, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandgerdi.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Sandgerdi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsneskirkja.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sandgerdi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Sandgerdi takes 2 hours. In September in Sandgerdi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sandgerdi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Iceland travel guide

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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.