15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive
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Laugarvatn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindavik
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get outdoors at Lake Tjornin and Grábrók Volcano. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & The Settlement Center), War and Peace Museum (in Akranes) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and take a memorable drive along Ring Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online visit planner.

Phoenix, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In July, Reykjavik is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
nights
Laugarvatn

Get outdoors at Thingvellir National Park and Gjain. Get a sense of the local culture at The Cave People and Galgaklettur. Get out of town with these interesting Laugarvatn side-trips: Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and The Cave (in Reykholt).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Laugarvatn travel planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Laugarvatn in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Laugarvatn are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

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Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Blaskogabyggd is just a stone's throw from Laugarvatn. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

2
nights
Grindavik

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally explore the ancient world of Selatangar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and then take some stellar pictures from Krysuvik Cliffs.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grindavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Grindavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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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.