15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Siglufjordur
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Viking World. Get in touch with nature at Videy Island and Thingvellir National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Stekkjarkot (in Keflavik) and Askja (in Reykjahlid). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), stop by foa, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour flight. While traveling from Lisbon, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Keflavik, Thingvellir National Park, Askja
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) ©
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Glaumbaer Museum and The Aviation Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Goðafoss Waterfall. Step out of Akureyri to go to Varmahlid and see Víðimýrarkirkja, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, make a trip to Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

Make your Akureyri itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hverfjall. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Lake Myvatn. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid visit app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Siglufjordur road trip app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. July in Siglufjordur sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vik.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

Plan my day in Vik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Vik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): experience rural life at Fridheimar and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fridheimar
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

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