13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Geysir
— 2 nights

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, see Off-Road Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Skogar route app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

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. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). And it doesn't end there: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hofn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geysir tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hofn to Geysir by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Geysir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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