13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hella
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Reykjavik. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid tour planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

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 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip site.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hella are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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.