13 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bucharest, Romania


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1
night
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Hekluhestar, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, make a trip to Njalurefill, then examine the collection at Saga Center, and finally look for gifts at UNA Local Store. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Keldur, then admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur route planning app .

Bucharest, Romania to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Bucharest, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Hvolsvollur, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hella, Skalholt Cathedral
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral

2
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then make a trip to Dyrhólaey, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner .

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, The Settlement Center
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Brigid's Well, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then appreciate the views at The Black Valley, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney itinerary maker site .

Fly from Reykjavik to Killarney in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, expect Killarney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Brigid's Well
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip builder .

You can take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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