13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd journey builder website.

San Diego, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In August, Blaskogabyggd is much colder than San Diego - with highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.
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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 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip site.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then stroll through Laugavegur.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar online trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.
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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.
Akureyri is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, see majestic marine mammals with Whale Watching Hjalteyri, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip builder app.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 5 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: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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