15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Keflavik
Drive:  30 min
1
Grindavik
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

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Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, thendon't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, thenexplore the ancient world of Selatangar, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindavik online day trip planner.

Keflavik to Grindavik is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bridge Between Continents, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
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Selatangar ©
Selatangar
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss - Geysir & Snowmobiling as well as Golden Circle Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the top attractions with Gullfoss - Geysir & Snowmobiling, thenhead outdoors with Golden Circle Day Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik driving holiday tool.

Drive from Grindavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Golden Circle Day Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blaskogabyggd: Gjain (in Svartsengi) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Hrunalaug, get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd online itinerary maker.

Drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fludir, Strokkur, Gjain, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Haifoss
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip builder.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar road trip planning app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Landmannalaugar in 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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