13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

5
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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

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
Thermal Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Skogar trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Skogar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn journey planner .

Getting from Skogar to Hofn by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Geysir takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Geysir, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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