15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  14​h
End: Gainesville

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glaumbaer Museum and The Industry Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Godafoss. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri route planning website .

Gainesville, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Gainesville to Akureyri. In September, Akureyri is cooler than Gainesville - with highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 18th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 20th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67, take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center, and then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Siglufjordur trip itinerary website .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, see the interesting displays at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hafnarfjall, identify plant and animal life at Aurora Borealis, then get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Borgarnes online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Borgarnes takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Glanni Waterfall
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Aurora Borealis ©
Aurora Borealis
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Borgarnes Museum ©
Borgarnes Museum

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visit Vik Church and Rutshellir Cave for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reynisfjara Beach and Dyrholaey. When in Vik, make a side trip to see Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Borgarnes to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Perlan. Step off the beaten path and head to Tales from Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, take a stroll through Laugavegur, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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