15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
6
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
7
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 Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Watching Hauganes and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. September in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can 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 (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at 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 next day: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik day trip site.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

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 (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd journey app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel 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.