13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
3
Vik
— 2 nights
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Pedro Sula to Reykjavik. Traveling from San Pedro Sula in September, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Bridge Between Continents, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take a memorable excursion with Viking Rafting.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akureyri vacation planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, thentake in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Vik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 1st (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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