15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
Drive
4
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Washington in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Stykkisholmur.
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Museums
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Stykkisholmur — 1 night

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. On the 3rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stykkisholmur tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Stykkisholmur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blonduos.
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Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Blonduos

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 4th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos road trip planner.

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Blonduos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.
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Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Akureyri — 2 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

Getting from Blonduos to Akureyri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akureyri are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hofn.
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Side Trip
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Hofn — 2 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Svartifoss Waterfall as well as Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon.

Before you visit Hofn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Akureyri to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in October since evenings lows in Hofn dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

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You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Selfoss.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Selfoss — 1 night

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, and then explore the activities along Kerið.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Selfoss route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjavik.
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Nature · Parks · Spas
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Sky Lagoon has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Selfoss to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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Spas
Side Trip
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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