15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hofn
— 1 night
car:  4​h 30​min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Vatnsnes
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Vienna

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik holiday planner .

Vienna, Austria to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 17th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Geysir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Hvolsvollur

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 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur driving holiday planner.

Drive from Geysir to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally make a trip to Dyrhólaey. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hjorleifshofoi, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik online itinerary planner .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hofn online vacation planner .

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Svinafell Glacier.

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Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hverir
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Hverir ©
Hverir

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Vatnsnes.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

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Vatnsnes

Vatnsnes ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Svalbard Seal Watching Site and then explore the striking landscape at Hvitserkur.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnsnes trip builder app .

You can drive from Akureyri to Vatnsnes in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vatnsnes

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Hvitserkur ©
Hvitserkur

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 26th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer trip planner .

You can drive from Vatnsnes to Snaefellsbaer in 3.5 hours. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Helgafell, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Londrangar ©
Londrangar

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