13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Tales from Iceland and National Museum of Iceland will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Lava Centre, and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Speed Boats Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Krafla Lava Fields will get you outdoors. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akureyri are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenget engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik travel planning site.

You can drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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