15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Jackson

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yntri Tunga Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and then get your game on at Laugardalslaug.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planner .

Jackson, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Jackson in September, plan for cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 52°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Yntri Tunga Beach
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug

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nights
Akureyri

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 (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then stop by Flora, Akureyri, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip site .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Viti Crater, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planner .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

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Hof

Hof ©
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, make a trip to Diamond Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flaajokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hof itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hof are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skaftafell, Diamond Beach, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, then contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Nature, #Parks
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

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nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gljufrafoss, Skogasafn
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Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Kirkjufell Mountain. Get outdoors at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Kirkjufellsfoss.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Hellnar trip site .

Getting from Vik to Hellnar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

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