15 Hours in Iceland

Kevin's itinerary for a 15 hour layover in Iceland! September 2017


Rent Car: Northbound.is (~7 minutes from KEF)

  • $113 USD

  • Automatic

  • Nissan Micra Automatic

  • Unlimited miles

  • Airport pickup and drop-off

  • Get a GPS or pocket wi-fi (additional cost)

Skip Blue Lagoon - timing doesn't work out anyways

Reykjavik (~45 minutes from Northbound.is)

  1. Baejarins Beztu Pylsur

    • Hot dogs for breakfast!

    • Saturday hours: 10:00 am - 04:30 am

  2. Harpa

    • It's too early to go inside. The building looks nice outside though

    • Is a good place to stay warm and hang out when they do open

  3. Sólfarið

    • Popular famous sculpture outside by the water

  4. Perlan

  5. Nauthólsvík

    • Free hot spring/beach

  6. Ellidaardalur

    1. Park with river and small waterfalls within the city

Head to the Golden Circle

  1. Thingvellir National Park (~45 minutes from Reykjavik)

    • Öxarárfoss Waterfall

    • Flosagjá fissure (throw a coin and make a wish; clear water between N. America and Europe's plates)

    • Almannagja (UNESCO; valley)

  2. Laugarvatn Fontana (lagoon if you want to try this one)

    • 10:00 AM

    • 4200 ISK

  3. Efstidalur II (~40 minutes from Thingvellir)

    • 11:30 AM; 10:00 AM for ice cream

    • Apparently the food is good here

  4. Bruarfoss Waterfall (~10 minutes from Efstidalur II)

  5. Strokkur geyser (~17 minutes from Efstidalur II)

  6. Gullfoss (~10 minutes from Strokkur)

  7. Faxi (~20 minutes from Gullfoss)

  8. Secret Lagoon (~15 minutes from Faxi)

    • 10:00 AM

    • 2800 ISK

  9. Kerið Crater (~30 minutes from Secret Lagoon)

  10. Selfoss (~15 minutes from Kerið)

Back to Reykjavik

  1. Islenski Barinn for reindeer burger

    • Saturday hours: 11:30 AM - 3:00 AM [ BUT ]

    • Kitchen hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

  2. Hallgrimskirkja (church)

    • Hours: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    • ~$9 USD

    • Kind of like the city hall of Reykjavik

    • Still too early to go inside

  3. Kolaportið

    • Flea market

    • 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  4. Passion Reykjavik

    • Bakery/cafe with sandwiches

Shop & explore some more

Arrive: 12:05 AM
Sunrise/sunset: ~04:30 AM - 10:30 PM

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