13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thingvellir National Park. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and browse the exhibits of Perlan.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in September, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Krafla Lava Fields make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Dettifoss and Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) will get you outdoors. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Husavik and see Husavikurkirkja, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and make a trip to Viti Crater.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hof day trip site .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. In September in Hof, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

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You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 20th (Fri), cruise along Golden Circle Route. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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