13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  8 h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Vik
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Vienna

1
night
Reykjavik

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.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip site.

Vienna, Austria to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and 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

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
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 find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isafjordur itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Isafjordur in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bolafjall, The Arctic Fox Centre
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The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Bolafjall ©
Bolafjall

1
day
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akureyri online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Isafjordur to Akureyri in 2.5 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
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum ©

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Krafla Lava Fields. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Viti Crater. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, 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

Lake Myvatn
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
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, ratings, 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
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, 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
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Skaftareldahraun ©
Skaftareldahraun

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
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): admire all the interesting features of 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

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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