13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd road trip website.

Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vik online itinerary planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hof trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. In July in Hof, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take a stroll through Laugavegur.

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Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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