13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  27 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Perth

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 27- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to Reykjavik. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hverir and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online road trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Speed Boats Tours
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Skogar visit planning website.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Reykjahlid to Skogar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geysir trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Geysir sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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