13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  33​h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Reykjavik, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Explore Skaftafell's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Skaftafell trip planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Skaftafell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of Vik with an excursion to Landmannalaugar in Landmannalaugar--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vik online trip maker .

Take a bus from Skaftafell to Vik in 3 hours. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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