15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hella visit planning tool.

Billings, USA to Hella is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billings to Hella due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Billings in September, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Hella: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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 16th (Fri): stroll through Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Vik vacation planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip tool.

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu), see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes and then stop by Flora, Akureyri. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planning site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, don't miss a visit to Perlan, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

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.