13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Cranbrook
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Cranbrook

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and then browse the exhibits of Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yntri Tunga Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website .

Cranbrook, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cranbrook to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cranbrook in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Yntri Tunga Beach
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Videy Island ©
Videy Island

1
night
Akureyri

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 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hverarond and Selfoss Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & The Husavik Whale Museum). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), make a trip to Viti Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, and admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Skogasafn, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vik holiday planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Vik in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjahlid in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogasafn
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Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Get in touch with nature at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Cave Vatnshellir. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Kirkjufellsfoss. Change things up with a short trip to Skardsvik Beach in Hellissandur (about 32 minutes away).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hellnar online trip maker .

Drive from Vik to Hellnar in 4.5 hours. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave Vatnshellir, Kirkjufellsfoss, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Skardsvik Beach
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Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

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