13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip maker website .

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in February since evenings lows in Vik dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and then explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hofn road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hofn are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Skriduklaustur.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir vacation planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Egilsstadir when traveling from Hofn in February, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Historic Sites Museums
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Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid
For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varmahlid driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will leave for Borgarnes on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Varmahlid

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, take in the awesome beauty at Hafnarfjall, then examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Glymur.

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

Drive from Varmahlid to Borgarnes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glanni Waterfall, Hraunfossar, Glymur
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Hafnarfjall ©
Hafnarfjall
Borgarnes Museum ©
Borgarnes Museum

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Borgarnes to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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