13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  18​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Geysir
— 1 night
5
Grindavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online day trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Reykjavik. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Skaftafell.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skaftafell: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Glacier Lagoon, & more).

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Skaftafell trip planner .

Fly from Reykjavik to Skaftafell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church, Vatnajokull
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue and then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Skaftafell to Vik takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Horseback Riding Tours
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

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Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Geysir sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toGrindavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Haukadalur
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Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur
Geysir ©
Geysir

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Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, and then make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grindavik online trip planner .

Getting from Geysir to Grindavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krysuvik, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
Selatangar ©
Selatangar

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