13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Borgarnes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Thingvellir National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online driving holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Borgarnes

— 3 nights
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Settlement Center and Skallagrimsgardur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Borgarnes: Barnafoss (in Reykholt) and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hafnarfjall, see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, stroll through Aurora Borealis, and explore the striking landscape at Eldborg Crater.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Borgarnes trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Reykjavik to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Borgarnes, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik attractions planning site.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs and then explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn road trip planning site.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Hofn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 3rd (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall and then relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hofn in April since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then browse the different shops at Bonus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, then don't miss a visit to Þúfa, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.