13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
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Hella

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 21st (Mon), stop by Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally don't miss a visit to Njalurefill. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, contemplate the long history of Keldur, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Hella is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect nights in Hella to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

Plan my day in Vik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Vik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Geysir

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geysir itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Geysir is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Selatangar & Thermal Spas), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.