15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Madrid

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 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, examine the collection at Saga Center, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Keldur.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hella trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Hella is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Hella. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Hella hover around 5°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Keldur ©
Keldur

3
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. There's still lots to do: stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar Museum, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diamond Beach and The Thorbergur center. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Glacier Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Vestrahorn, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Stokksnes
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
Vestrahorn ©
Vestrahorn

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Geysir takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Geysir, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Fridheimar, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Skalholt Cathedral
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Geysir ©
Geysir
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mink Viking Portrait Studio and Tales from Iceland. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Borgarnes, Horseback Riding Tours, Museum of Design and Applied Art, War and Peace Museum
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Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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