13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Hofn
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon) and Ice Explorers (in Flatey a Myrum). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip builder.

Reykjavik to Hofn is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hoffell Hot Tubs ©
Hoffell Hot Tubs

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 8th (Thu), push the limits with Katlatrack Adventure Tours, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally look for gifts at Vik Wool Vikurprjon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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Hella

Hella ©
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 10th (Sat): see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then stop by Seljalandsfoss. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally take a pleasant ride with Riding Tours South Iceland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hella journey planning site.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hella sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Riding Tours South Iceland ©
Riding Tours South Iceland
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure

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Geysir

Geysir
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 12th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Strokkur
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Volcano House. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Galgaklettur for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Keflavik (Keflavik Maritime Center & Viking World). Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Laugavegur, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Domkirkjan, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Geysir to Reykjavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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