13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kosice
Fly:  12​h
1
Hellnar
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kosice

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hours
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach, then don't miss a visit to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hellnar journey maker website .

Kosice, Slovakia to Hellnar is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hellnar

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave Vatnshellir, Londrangar Basalt Cliffs
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 15th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss, and finally see the interesting displays at Skogasafn. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vik vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Vik takes 5 hours. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Skogasafn, Gljufrafoss
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur online route maker .

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Nature, #Parks
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Vatnajökull National Park is one of three national parks in Iceland. On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vatnajokull National Park in 3 hours. September in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Perlan and The Settlement Center. Get outdoors at Hraunfossar and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Aurora Borealis (in Borgarnes), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel route builder site .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Yntri Tunga Beach, Kerið, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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