13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
— 3 nights
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Phoenix


Blaskogabyggd — 3 nights

Take a break from Blaskogabyggd with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, get impressive views of Hekla, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd sightseeing planner.

Phoenix, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Blaskogabyggd. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 46°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Adventure Point, Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon, &more). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blaskogabyggd to Vatnajokull National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Lava Show.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip site.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. October in Vik sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindavik.
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Grindavik — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, then take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, then visit a coastal fixture at Reykjanes Lighthouse, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon, then get impressive views of Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano, and finally delve into the distant past at Selatangar.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindavik road trip tool.

You can drive from Vik to Grindavik in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel 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.