15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
The Settlement Center and Reykjavik Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, and browse the collection at National and University Library of Iceland.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Reykjavik is 3 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vik road trip site .

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

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Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hof online trip planner .

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. September in Hof sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mud Pots and Krafla Lava Fields. Escape the urban bustle at Hverfjall and Lake Myvatn. When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), make a trip to Viti Crater, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hof in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Reykjahlid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Godafoss. Discover out-of-the-way places like Herring Era Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and don't miss a visit to Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Herring Era Museum
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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