13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights

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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
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.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, 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

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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Vik

— 2 nights
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 Reyniskirkja 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 more things to do, traveler tips, 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Hof

— 2 nights
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 explore and take pictures at Fellsfjara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur--about 1 hour 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 more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 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

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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.

For photos, ratings, 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 catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
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 Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. 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: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Laugavegur, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

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Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. 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 · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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.