15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hellnar
— 2 nights
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Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Memphis International Airport, Drive to Jackson

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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 4th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then kick back and relax at Ytri Tunga Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and then don't miss a visit to Perlan.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker.

Jackson, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jackson to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jackson in September, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start 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), and then stop by Flora, Akureyri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

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Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore and take pictures at Fellsfjara, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flaajokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hof travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hof by car takes about 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skaftarstofa, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip maker app.

Getting from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Hellnar

— 2 nights
Relax by the water at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hellnar trip planning tool.

Drive from Vik to Hellnar in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Iceland travel guide

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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.