15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Grindavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Selfoss
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vik day trip planner .

Reykjavik to Vik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 16th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geysir trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss Geysir Direct Day Tour, Langjokull Glacier and Geothermal area krysuvik. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal area krysuvik, explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, see the top attractions with Gullfoss Geysir Direct Day Tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online journey planner .

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Langjokull Glacier
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

3
nights
Grindavik

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, take in the dramatic natural features at Bridge Between Continents, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

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Drive from Reykjavik to Grindavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Grindavik are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
Selatangar ©
Selatangar

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, explore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), then steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, and finally cruise along Kaldidalur Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Thingvallakirkja church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thingvellir trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grindavik to Thingvellir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Selfoss.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)
Galgaklettur ©
Galgaklettur

2
nights
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
You've now added Kerið to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kotstrandarkirkja, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

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Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Selfoss are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hveragerdi
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull ©
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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". Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seljalandsfoss. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Una Local Store, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then get a tailor-made plan with Southcoast Adventure, and then get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

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Traveling by car from Selfoss to Hvolsvollur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

South Region, Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure

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