13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
6
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Reykjavik — 4 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: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for gifts at Frida, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri journey planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Viti Crater, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In July in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.
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Geysir — 2 nights

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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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