15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 6th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Dyrhólaey and then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online itinerary maker.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Geysir

— 2 nights
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 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geysir attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.