15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 1 night
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
6
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
7
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

1
night
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". Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Midgard Adventure.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur day trip tool.

Berlin, Germany to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Hvolsvollur. In August, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally fly like a bird with True Adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik trip builder website.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogar Museum
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

1
night
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 12th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn attractions planning site.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Hofdi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then go for a walk through Viti Crater, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then relax and float downstream with Viking Rafting. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Horseback Riding Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

3
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kirkjufell Mountain and Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Visiting Cave Vatnshellir and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Djúpalónssandur beach in Hellnar (about 54 minutes away).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour road trip planning tool.

Drive from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Cave Vatnshellir
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Reykjadalur Hot Springs and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Krysuvik and Videy Island. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Brekkuskogur to see Bruarfoss Waterfall about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback and appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder website.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Horseback Riding Tours, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Krysuvik
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Krysuvik
Krysuvik
Horseback Riding Tours
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

Similar plans

18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans