13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Oslo
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Oslo

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Family-friendly places like Hraunfossar and Photography Tours will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to War and Peace Museum (in Akranes), Fridheimar (in Reykholt) and Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd). The adventure continues: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, contemplate the long history of Videy Island, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary site.

Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

War and Peace Museum, Fridheimar, Hraunfossar, The Settlement Center, Hellisgerdi Park
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Vesturbaejarlaug ©
Vesturbaejarlaug
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and then try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

Find out how to plan Hofn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Hofn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thendon't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid vacation planning website.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

2
nights
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 26th (Sun): have fun and explore at Fridbjarnarhus, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip website.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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