13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd attractions site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. In October, Blaskogabyggd is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning website.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Dettifoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Flora Culture House Akureyri and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Hljooaklettar (in Nordurthing), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and examine the collection at The Industry Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip maker website.

Getting from Vik to Akureyri by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 5 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Almannagja. Shop till you drop at Laugavegur and Dead Gallery/Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, look for gifts at Hidden People Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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