13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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Svinafell
— 3 nights
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Skogar
— 1 night
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi). Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in January, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Svinafell.
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Svinafell — 3 nights

Explore Svinafell's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Svinafell planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Svinafell in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skogar.
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Skogar — 1 night

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar travel route website.

Getting from Svinafell to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Skogar sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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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 29th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd day trip tool.

You can drive from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Skogar in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Blaskogabyggd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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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