15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Djupivogur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Perlan and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Blomasetrid). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Nordic Store, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner .

Kansas City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Reykjavik is 6 hours. In March, Reykjavik is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Alfagull
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

3
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Do your shopping at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and Flora, Akureyri. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Akureyri). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, make a trip to Viti Crater, and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Djupivogur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Akureyri, Moorudalur Farm
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
night
Djupivogur

Djupivogur ©
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Arfleifd, then stop by JFS Handcraft, then don't miss a visit to Eggin i Gledivik, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Bulandsnes.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Djupivogur trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Djupivogur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 35°F in Djupivogur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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JFS Handcraft ©
JFS Handcraft
Eggin i Gledivik ©
Eggin i Gledivik

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, see the interesting displays at Skogasafn, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss. On your second day here, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Djupivogur to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Golden Circle Route. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geysir journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, and finally Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ingjaldscholskirkja and then kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hellnar itinerary planning app .

Drive from Geysir to Hellnar in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Ingjaldscholskirkja
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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