15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Reykjavik
— 7 nights

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder app.

Reykjavik to Reykjahlid is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Hof

— 1 night
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hof attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hof when traveling from Reykjahlid in October, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vik vacation site.

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik visit planning website.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:

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.