13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Hornafjorour
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, Hofdi House, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see a show at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then contemplate the long history of Hofdi House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip website.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer
To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hvitserkur and then admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic Seal Center and then look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hvammstangi vacation app.

Drive from Snaefellsbaer to Hvammstangi in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hvitserkur
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Hvitserkur ©
Hvitserkur

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night
Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akureyri holiday website.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Akureyri in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip planning tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Egilsstadir by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hornafjorour.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur Church
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur

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night
Hornafjorour

Hornafjorour ©
On the 8th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and then try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hornafjorour trip planner.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Hornafjorour in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hornafjorour

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hofn
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Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

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night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Nupsstadur, contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

Plan a Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Hornafjorour to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir day trip site.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Geysir in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, Hofdi House and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Before you visit Reykjavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©

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