15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner
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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly
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Husavik
— 1 night
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 1 day
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Great Falls

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Reykjavik — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. National Museum of Iceland and Aurora Reykjavik will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning website.

Great Falls, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Great Falls to Reykjavik, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Great Falls in May: highs in Reykjavik hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Husavik.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 16 — 23:

Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Husavik online trip maker.

Fly from Reykjavik to Husavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geysir.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Geysir — 2 nights

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 (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Geysir takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll set off for Vik on the 26th (Sat).
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vik trip planning app.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Hvolsvollur — 1 day

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with Southcoast Adventure and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur trip planning website.

Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.