13 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland

— 1 night
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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then examine the collection at Saga Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at The House at Eyrarbakki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Fridheimar and then take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Hvolsvollur to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip app.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vik are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Laugavegur, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Volcano House, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vik in March since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Innisfallen Island and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Killarney itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Killarney in 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in March: high temperatures in Killarney hover around 51°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Temple Bar, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, and finally examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin route maker tool.

You can fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in March, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.