15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
3
Akureyri
— 2 nights
4
Vik
— 2 nights
5
Hella
— 2 nights

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Videy Island and Hofdi House are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Viking World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel route planner.

Great Falls, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Falls to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in May, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Viking World, The Settlement Center, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hverfjall and Grjotagja Cave. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

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

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip website.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa, explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

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Getting from Akureyri to Vik by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar Museum
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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nights
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 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Hekluhestar and then see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hella road trip website.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Hella sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss
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Horseback Riding Tours
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar

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