13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly
2
Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly
3
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
7
Vik
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip site.

Vienna, Austria to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vienna in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Isafjordur

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bolafjall and then see the interesting displays at The Arctic Fox Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Isafjordur itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Isafjordur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Isafjordur, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Akureyri

— 1 day

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 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Akureyri online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Isafjordur to Akureyri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Akureyri sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Krafla Lava Fields and Dettifoss Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hverfjall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park travel site.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. May in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Skaftarstofa, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Rutshellir Cave, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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.