13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
Drive
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 day
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive
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Borgarnes
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd visit planner.

London, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

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 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Skogar Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

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You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hofn road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Seydisfjordur on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Seydisfjordur

— 1 night
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seydisfjordur online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Seydisfjordur takes 3 hours. August in Seydisfjordur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Akureyri on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of Akureyri to go to Hauganes and see Whale Watching Hauganes, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip planning app.

Drive from Seydisfjordur to Akureyri in 4 hours. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Blonduos

— 1 day
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Textile Museum and then soothe aching muscles at Blonduos Sports Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Blonduos trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Blonduos

Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Stykkisholmur

— 1 night
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stykkisholmur online attractions planner.

You can drive from Blonduos to Stykkisholmur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Borgarnes

— 1 night
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). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Borgarnes day trip planning website.

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik journey tool.

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Iceland travel guide

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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.