13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Iceland holiday planner
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Hof
— 2 nights
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Skogar
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 6 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 15th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip maker tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in July, expect Blaskogabyggd to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 16th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, then trek along Laugavegur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar vacation planner.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hof.
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Hof — 2 nights

Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 17th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and finally explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hof route planner.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Hof by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Skogar.
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Skogar — 2 nights

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 19th (Wed): trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Skogar day trip app.

You can drive from Hof to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvallakirkja church (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik planning app.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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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