15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Husavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Dubai

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Iceland and Volcano House. Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sat) on horseback at Heidmork Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Reykjavik. Traveling from Dubai in April, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Husavik

Husavik ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, pause for some serene contemplation at Husavikurkirkja, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Husavik Swimming Pool.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Husavik trip planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Husavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©
Husavikurkirkja ©
Husavikurkirkja

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Thorbergur center and Huldusteinn. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Beach and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull and cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Husavik to Hofn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Husavik in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hofn, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik online tour planner .

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
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 (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geysir tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Geysir sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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