15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Gunnuhver Hot Springs) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in November, expect Reykjavik to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, examine the collection at The Thorbergur center, and test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn online trip builder.

Fly from Reykjavik to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Hofn, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, then stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hella trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Geysir

— 1 night
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 15th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir attractions planner.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Geysir are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.