13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Bifrost
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

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night
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Bridge Between Continents has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Bridge Between Continents, thenexamine the collection at Viking World, thensteep yourself in history at Stekkjarkot, and finally enjoy the sea views from Garoskagi Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Keflavik trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Keflavik is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Keflavik, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Keflavik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Garoskagi Lighthouse, Bridge Between Continents
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Stekkjarkot ©
Stekkjarkot
Viking World ©
Viking World

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip itinerary app.

Drive from Keflavik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You'll set off for Hofn on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gufufoss
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Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): go for a walk through Viti Crater and then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid day trip planning site.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Husavik, Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri visit planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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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. For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hvammstangi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Hvammstangi takes 3 hours. You will leave for Bifrost on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bifrost

Bifrost ©
Bifröst is a small settlement in western Iceland, in the Mýrasýsla county.It is located in the Northwest Political constituency and is the site of Bifröst University, a small private campus university. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiriksstadir, thentake in the local highlights with The Cave, thenexamine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Settlement Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, thenadmire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, and then take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bifrost trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Bifrost takes 1.5 hours. In July in Bifrost, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bifrost

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Hraunfossar, Eiriksstadir, The Cave
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The Cave ©
The Cave
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bifrost to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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