15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Great Falls
Fly:  19​h
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Husavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hvolsvollur
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Great Falls

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will appreciate Perlan and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik journey site .

Great Falls, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Great Falls to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Great Falls in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 23rd (Wed), browse the exhibits of The Husavik Whale Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Husavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Husavik are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Husavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Husavik Whale Museum ©
The Husavik Whale Museum

2
nights
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 24th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Golden Circle Route.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geysir journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Geysir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and then stroll through Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vik sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

few
hours
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Southcoast Adventure and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Southcoast Adventure, Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure

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