13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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
bus:  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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Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. You've now added Bridge Between Continents to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, then get engrossed in the history at Viking World, then steep yourself in history at Stekkjarkot, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Garoskagi Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Keflavik visit planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Keflavik is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Keflavik is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Keflavik, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Keflavik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bridge Between Continents, Garoskagi Lighthouse
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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 see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip builder tool .

Drive from Keflavik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toHofn.

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 more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn planner .

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Tours Wildlife Adventure
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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.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary app .

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Egilsstadir are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus 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): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Husavikurkirkja, and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater and then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Tours Wildlife

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): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Wildlife
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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. To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hvammstangi trip maker site .

You can drive from Akureyri to Hvammstangi in 2.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toBifrost.

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): contemplate the long history of Eiriksstadir, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, then examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, then admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bifrost road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Bifrost takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bifrost are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bifrost

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, The Cave, Eiriksstadir, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Hraunfossar
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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bifrost to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. July in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can 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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