15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Akureyri
— 2 nights
9
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online visit planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toGeysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Hella

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at UNA Local Store, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hella travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hella sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vik holiday tool .

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, then admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, then visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, and then make a trip to Eggin i Gledivik.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn online visit planner .

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Eggin i Gledivik, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Husavik to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, approximately 46 minutes away. See even more of Reykjavik: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Fun & Games Theme Parks Spas

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

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