13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
Toronto

6
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 44 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Perlan ©
Perlan
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Hallgrimskirkja

2
days
Geysir

Geysir ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
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Strokkur

2
days
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, make a trip to Dyrholaey, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

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Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
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Dyrholaey

2
days
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Kerid Crater and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Landscape Photography Iceland.

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Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Selfoss, Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Kerid Crater ©
Kerid Crater
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Landscape Photography Iceland

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