13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

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Blaskogabyggd — 3 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Take a break from Blaskogabyggd with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, get impressive views of Hekla, and take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect Blaskogabyggd to be much colder, temps between 46°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 (Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon, Glacier Lagoon, &more). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blaskogabyggd to Vatnajokull National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip 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

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
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

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
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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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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