15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
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 Grotta Lighthouse and Videy Island are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and The Settlement Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Viking World (in Keflavik), Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Hofdi House, don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and see the interesting displays at Perlan.

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 °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Viking World, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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 Hverfjall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Viti Crater. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
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), thenadmire 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 °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

2
nights
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

Plan my trip to Vik with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar Museum
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Hekluhestar and then see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hella travel route planning app.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hella can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure

Similar Plans

17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Scandinavia & Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland & Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia, New Zealand & Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Cambridge, Iceland & Southampton BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, beaches, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans