13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 1 night
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along Ljótipollur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then stroll through Laugavegur.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary site.

Aarhus, Denmark to Landmannalaugar is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Aarhus to Landmannalaugar is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Aarhus in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Landmannalaugar: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Geysir trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Fridheimar
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thenHead underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, thentake in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Geysir to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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nights
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 22nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), thencapture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akureyri travel route planning app.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip tool.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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