15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  10 h 30 min
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri attractions site .

Tallinn, Estonia to Akureyri is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tallinn to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in May, expect nights in Akureyri to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online trip maker .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In May, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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 (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vik tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4 hours. May in Vik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Budir Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour road trip website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Budir Church, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Olafsvikurkirkja, Cave Vatnshellir, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner .

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Horseback Riding Tours, Gullfoss Falls, Hraunfossar, Borgarnes Museum
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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