15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir day trip planning site.

Edinburgh, UK to Geysir is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Edinburgh in February: highs in Geysir hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Hella

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hella vacation planner.

Getting from Geysir to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hella are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vik are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hofn road trip planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hofn are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

2
nights
Akureyri

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 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Akureyri. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning website.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindavik, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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