13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 day
Drive
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Hofn
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Eau Claire

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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon as well as Kleifarvatn. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Blue Lagoon and then explore the activities along Kleifarvatn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, explore the activities along Kerið, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik route website.

Eau Claire, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Eau Claire in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Skogar

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Skogar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Vik

— 1 day
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fjadrargljufur Canyon as well as Svartifoss Waterfall. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Glacier Adventure, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker tool.

Vik is just a short distance from Skogar. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Egilsstadir

— 1 night
You've now added Storurd to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and then hike along Storurd.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Egilsstadir road trip website.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mývatn Nature Baths, Grjotagja Cave and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Akureyri

— 1 day

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You've now added Glaumbaer Museum to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Swimmingpool, see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Snaefellsbaer

— 1 night
Your list of things to see and do now includes Djúpalónssandur beach, Saxholl Crater, Skardsvik Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Gatklettur, enjoy the sea views from Malariff Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then go for a walk through Saxholl Crater, and finally stroll through Skardsvik Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Snaefellsbaer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Snorkeling Trips to Silfra, Thingvellir National Park, Hallgrimskirkja, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then gain insight with Free Walking Tour Reykjavik, and finally hunt for treasures at Kolaportid Flea Market. On the next day, get active on the water at Snorkeling Trips to Silfra, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.