13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
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Skogar
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Tales from Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, hunt for treasures at Kolaportid Flea Market, see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik attractions app.

Monterrey, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monterrey to Reykjavik. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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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 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, then stop by Flora, Akureyri, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Brunir Horse.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Shopping · Nature
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Brunir Horse ©
Brunir Horse
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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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.
Relax by the water at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Skogafoss and Rutshellir Cave. When in Skogar, make a side trip to see Eldheimar in Vestmannaeyjar, approximately Vestmannaeyjar away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Skogar route site.

Getting from Akureyri to Skogar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in September since evenings lows in Skogar dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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