13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Male

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Get outdoors at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Oxararfoss. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and identify plant and animal life at Dogsledding Iceland.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route builder tool.

Male, Maldives to Reykjavik is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Male in June: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In June in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then make a trip to Viti Crater, and finally stroll through Krafla Lava Fields. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Laki Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

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Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.