13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Budir
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofsos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
Drive
6
Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Budir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Budir

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Hellnar Church, then explore the striking landscape at Londrangar, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budir trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Budir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hofsos.

Things to do in Budir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hofsos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug, view the masterpieces at Puffin and Friends, take an in-depth tour of Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, then find something for the whole family at Swimmingpool, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Thermal bath Hofsos, Iceland.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hofsos online trip planner.

Getting from Budir to Hofsos by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Hofsos, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofsos

Spas · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic natural features at Skutustaoagigar, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online day trip planner.

Drive from Hofsos to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Reykjavik

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Thingvellir

— 1 night
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir online trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. July in Thingvellir sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will leave for Kirkjubaejarklaustur on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 3 nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkjubaejarklaustur: Skaftafell (Skeioara Bridge Monument, Svartifoss Waterfall, &more), Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, don't miss a visit to Scenic Green Lava Walk, and admire the sheer force of Systrafoss.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur day trip planning site.

Drive from Thingvellir to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Keflavik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keflavik

— 1 night
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see what you can catch with Anglers.is, examine the collection at Viking World, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then get engrossed in the history at The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Giantess in the Mountain, then brush up on your military savvy at Keflavik Maritime Center, and then see the interesting displays at Duushus Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Keflavik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Keflavik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.

South Region travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Beaches
Home to some of the country's most striking scenery and richest history, it is no surprise that Iceland's South Region ranks as one of its popular tourist destinations. The centers of medieval power and picturesque rural areas are a big draw, but few sights can complete with the region's national park. Its waterfalls, glaciers, and geological wonders have served as the dramatic setting for some of Iceland's best known sagas. Make sure to sample some local ingredients from the region, as the western part of South Iceland is considered its agricultural heartland, with especially good dairy products.

Reykjanes Peninsula travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Hot Springs · Bridges
Featuring both bizarre and beautiful landscapes, the Southern Peninsula epitomizes the quirks, charm, and otherworldliness of rural Iceland. The lava fields that cover much of peninsula are some of the youngest in country and are largely responsible for the area's fantastic array of scenery. The peninsula's biggest city, Keflavik, retains a distinctly small-town feel and boasts a number of picturesque walking trails. Most visitors and locals spend their time by the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the area's striking beaches and cliffs. After a long day exploring, you can relax in one of the area's famed traditional spas.