15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid online journey maker.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Sat), cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 11th (Mon), hike along Laugavegur, then make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Landmannalaugar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Landmannalaugar takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Akureyri in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Landmannalaugar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show and then don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip builder tool.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall and then experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 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.