Around Iceland – 13 days

14 day trip

easy difficulty

2629 USD

Are you ready for an unforgettable Iceland adventure tour for thirteen days? 

Over 13 days, you can witness the land of fire and ice. Our Iceland hiking tour uncovers some of the most breathtaking sights.  From the mystical allure of the rugged beauty of glaciers and waterfalls, join us as we explore the best of Iceland’s treasures together! 

Around Iceland – 13 days

A 13-day Iceland travel itinerary lets you experience the country’s highlights and unique locations in depth. From geothermal wonders to glacial lagoons and black sand beaches, witness the full spectrum of the Nordic nation’s diverse beauty.

This 13-day guided tour takes you around Iceland. It showcases the country’s most stunning natural wonders. Experience the unique phenomenon of near-constant daylight during the summer months. It allows you for extended exploration and breathtaking night views.


  • Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours: Look for whales in the pristine waters of Skagafjördur. Many tourists especially look forward to “Iceland whale watching adventure.” You can observe adorable puffins nesting on Dyrhólaey cliffs.
  • Relaxing Soaks: Unwind in the natural hot springs and geothermal baths, a perfect way to soothe tired muscles after a day of adventure.
  • Myvatn: Explore this unique geological area known for its diverse landscapes and geological formations.
  • Glacier Tours: Witness the breathtaking beauty of glacial lakes, a sight unlike any other.
  • Vík’s Black Beach: Visit the stunning black sand beach at Vík, a breathtaking sight.
  • Dyrhólaey and Puffins: See puffins on the beautiful Dyrhólaey which is a unique experience.
  • Waterfalls: Encounter numerous waterfalls throughout the tour, each one more breathtaking than the last.

Camping in Exceptional Locations

  • Skaftafell National Park: The beautiful Skaftafell National Park is a famous Iceland’s camping spot. It is surrounded by nature’s splendor.

Experience the Midnight Sun

  • 24 Hours of Daylight: Travel during June or July to experience almost 24 hours of daylight. For many visitors witnessing the stunning midnight sun is a wonderful experience.

Whale Watching and Relaxation

  • Whale Watching in Skagafjördur: Look for whales in Skagafjördur, a thrilling experience.
  • Natural Springs: Relax in the natural springs, a perfect way to unwind.

Trip Details

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Guided Tour: English-guided tour
  • Capacity: Accommodates up to 16 people

This trip shows you all the highlights and best campsites in Iceland in 13 days. We guarantee you’ll come back again!

Day 1

Adventure Begins

Arrival and Camping

  • Meet Your Guide: Meet your English-speaking tour guide.
  • Thingvellir National Park: Drive to Thingvellir National Park, where your tent is already set up.
  • Evening Walk: Enjoy a leisurely walk around the park in the evening.

Thingvellir National Park

  • Historical Significance: Thingvellir is a place of great historical significance, where new laws were created.
  • Tectonic Plates: The Eurasian and Pan-American tectonic plates, popularly known as " thingvellir tectonic plates" are drifting apart here, at a rate of 2 cm per year.
  • Scenic Setting: The park offers a beautiful setting, with a lake and mountains.


  • Thingvellir: Spend the night camping in Thingvellir National Park.


Camping Thingvellir

Day 2

Golden Circle, Iceland

Geysir and Strokkur

  • Strokkur Geyser: Visit Geysir and witness the Strokkur geyser erupting with a massive jet of water every 10 minutes.
  • Scenic Surroundings: Enjoy the breathtaking spectacle amidst the stunning surroundings.

Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Gullfoss: Drive to the most beautiful waterfall in the southwest, Gullfoss.
  • Viewpoints: View the two-stage waterfall from various angles.
  • Rainbow: Witness a rainbow when the sun is shining.

Brúarárfoss Waterfall

  • Brúarárfoss: End the day with a walk and visit to one of our favorite waterfalls, Brúarárfoss.

Glamping Farmhouse

  • Glamping Farmhouse: Spend the night glamping at a farmhouse.


Glamping Farmhouse

Day 3

South coast highlights

Scenic Drive

  • South Coast Exploration: Embark on a journey along the picturesque south coast of Iceland.


  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall: Walk behind the cascading waters of Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • Skógafoss Waterfall: Marvel at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall.
  • Vík Black Beach: Visit the black sand beach and basalt formations at Vík.
  • Dyrholaey Puffins: Observe puffins at Dyrholaey.


  • Farmhouse Stay: Spend another night at a beautifully situated farmhouse.
  • BBQ Evening: Weather permitting, enjoy a BBQ dinner tonight at the farmhouse.


Glamping Farmhouse

Day 4

Skaftafell National Park Exploration

Morning Walk

  • Glacier Views: Enjoy a leisurely walk through Skaftafell, surrounded by glaciers.
  • Customizable Walks: Choose the length of your walk to suit your preferences.

Scenic Beauty

  • Vatnajökull Glacier: Admire Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, and the stunning south coast views.

Relaxation and Dining

  • Delicious Meal: Indulge in a delicious meal amidst the breathtaking surroundings.

Campsite Stay

  • Beautiful Campsite: Stay at a picturesque campsite near a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park.
  • Evening Walk: Take a pleasant evening stroll around the campsite.


Camping Skaftafell

Day 5

Glacier Lakes Exploration

Vatnajökull Glacier Lakes

  • Highlight of Iceland: Visit the glacier lakes at the base of Vatnajökull glacier, a renowned Icelandic highlight.
  • Boat Trip Option: Opt for a boat trip on the glacier lake for a unique experience.

Leisurely Exploration

  • Extended Stay: Spend ample time exploring the glacier lakes before moving on.
  • Campsite in a Valley: Settle in at a campsite nestled in a valley with multiple waterfalls.

Evening Activities

  • Evening Walks: Enjoy opportunities for evening walks amidst the scenic surroundings.
  • Memorable Experiences: Despite being on the road for five days, the abundance of experiences makes it feel like a longer journey.


Camping Skaftafell

Day 6

Borgarfjordur Eystri Exploration

Scenic Journey

  • Egilsstadir: Pass through picturesque mountain passes and fjords to reach the tranquil town of Egilsstadir for shopping.
  • Borgarfjordur: Drive an hour to Borgarfjordur, known as the most beautiful fjord in the east.

Wildlife Spotting

  • Marine Life: Encounter dolphins and brown whales in the bay of Borgarfjordur.
  • Puffin Colony: Explore the area renowned for its vast puffin colony and scenic walks.

Campsite Stay

  • Camping at Fossadalur: Set up camp at Fossadalur, offering a picturesque setting for your overnight stay.


Camping Fossadalur


Day 7

Storurd Exploration

Scenic Hike

  • Storurd Lakes: Explore the stunning bright blue lakes of Storurd, nestled among impressive boulders and glacier remnants.
  • Picturesque Setting: Enjoy one of Iceland's most beautiful walks, offering diverse landscapes and breathtaking views.

Evening BBQ

  • Campsite Relaxation: Upon returning to Camping Stóra Sandfell, consider lighting up the BBQ for a delightful evening meal amidst the natural beauty.


Camping Stóra Sandfell


Day 8

Leisure Day

Activity Options

  • Scenic Walks: Explore the beautiful walks near Camping Stóra Sandfell.
  • MTB Rental: Consider renting a mountain bike for an adventurous day.

Relaxation Choices

  • Day Off: Take a break and relax at the campsite, perhaps with a good book.
  • Whale Watching: Head to the coast, just 250 meters away, for a chance to spot whales.

Group Activities

  • Community Time: Opportunity to engage in group activities or outings with fellow travelers at the campsite.


Camping Stóra Sandfell


Day 9

Myvatn Exploration

Studlagil Gorge

  • Basalt Columns: Visit Studlagil, a stunning gorge featuring basalt columns.

Lunch and Waterfalls

  • Waterfall Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a unique waterfall, unlike any other.
  • Dettifoss: Experience the rumbling power of Dettifoss waterfall.

Campsite and Geothermal Area

  • Lake Myvatn Campsite: Drive to the campsite overlooking Lake Myvatn.
  • Geothermal Area: Explore another geothermal area in the region.

Relaxation and Natural Baths

  • Natural Baths: Enjoy a hot soak in the natural baths near the campsite, accompanied by a drink and a lakeside view.


Camping Myvatn


Day 10

Myvatn Highlights

Lava Field and Pseudo Craters

  • Lava Field: Explore an enormous lava field near Lake Myvatn.
  • Skutustadir Pseudo Craters: Visit the unique pseudo craters at Skutustadir.

Gorge and Geothermal Area

  • Warm Water Gorge: Bathe in the warm waters of a scenic gorge.
  • Krafla Power Station: Tour the geothermal area at the Krafla power station.
  • Volcanic Crater: Admire a beautiful volcanic crater in the area.

Optional Lava Field Hike

  • Lava Field Hike: For enthusiasts, walk back to the campsite through a lava field.


Camping Myvatn


Day 11

Myvatn at Your Pace

Activity Options

  • Walking: Explore the various walking trails around Lake Myvatn.
  • Biking: Rent a bike at the campsite and cycle around the lake.


  • Extinct Volcano: Visit an extinct volcano in the area.
  • Lava Field: Discover a lava field near Lake Myvatn.


  • Personal Time: Enjoy personal time at your own pace, whether exploring or relaxing with a book.
  • Camping at Bakkaflöt: Spend the night at Camping Bakkaflöt.


Camping Bakkaflöt


Day 12

Whale Watching Adventure

Morning Highlights

  • Godafoss Waterfall: Visit the breathtaking Godafoss waterfall, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods".
  • Whale Watching: Drive to a family-run company for a whale watching trip in a calm bay, minimizing the risk of seasickness.

Whale Watching Experience

  • High Success Rate: With a 99% success rate, get your cameras ready to capture the majestic whales.

Dinner and Relaxation

  • Cozy Restaurant: Enjoy a delicious meal at a small and cozy restaurant after the whale watching trip.

Campsite Stay

  • Camping Snorrastaðir Snæfellsnes: Spend the night at Camping Snorrastaðir Snæfellsnes, featuring two hot tubs with a stunning view of the mountains.


Camping Snorrastaðir Snæfellsnes


Day 13

Journey to Reykjavík

Scenic Drive

  • Peninsula Visit: Stop by a beautiful peninsula in the north.
  • Hvitsekur Rock: Visit the unique Hvitsekur rock.

Seal Spotting

  • Seal Habitat: Continue to a place with many seals.

Waterfall and Craters

  • Waterfall Stop: Visit a waterfall along the way.
  • Volcanic Craters: Explore many beautiful volcanic craters.

Arrival in Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík Arrival: Arrive in Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city.

Free Time

  • Explore Reykjavík: Enjoy free time to explore Reykjavík and its attractions.


  • Own Bed: Spend the night in your own bed, with a comfortable stay.


Own bed




Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Visit to Myvatn
Skaftafell National Park
Camping fees
Glacial lakes on the south coast
Hiking in the East Fjords
Tent for single-use
English speaking travel guidance


Whale watching
Backpack 28-30 L
Man's Outdoor Pants
Women's Outdoor Pants
Men's Outdoor Raincoat
Women's Outdoor Raincoat
Hiking Poles
Hiking Shoes
Sleeping Bag Thin
Sleeping Bag Thick
Sleeping Mattress 50 mm / 2 inches
Sleeping Mattress 70 mm / 3 inches
Sleeping Bag Liner
1 Person Tent
Beanie For Sale
Gloves For Sale
Luggage Storage

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Experience Iceland Sustainably with Local Adventures

Explore Iceland’s beauty with minimal impact and connect with its culture on our 13-day “Around Iceland” adventure!

Why Choose Local Adventures?

Small Groups, Big Impact: Explore Iceland’s stunning natural wonders like waterfalls and glaciers responsibly in small groups.
Support Local: Immerse yourself in Icelandic culture by staying and eating local.
Customizable Tours: We cater to all groups, from friend circles to companies. Design your dream itinerary or choose from pre-made tours.
Nature First: We prioritize responsible practices to protect Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes.

Join us for an unforgettable and sustainable Icelandic experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

The most popular way to get around in Iceland is by booking a tour with Local Adventures. We will arrange treks, hikes, glacier walks, ice cave adventures, and Super Jeep rides for visitors.

You can take our “Around Iceland 13 days tour” if you wish to travel extensively. 8-13 days is an ideal amount of time to spend in Iceland as it means you can explore different regions.

This is what our Adventurers say


Domestic trip, cool experience!

Very cool experience, definitely recommended. Harm takes you to places inland where you probably wouldn't otherwise go and the landscapes are amazing. The tents and mats are also excellent, and with a nice group you can make it a fantastic two-week domestic trip!

Northern Lights trip with Local Adventures

Wonderful, pleasant, active trip through beautiful Iceland in the autumn. Very good price-quality ratio, many included, beautiful overnight stays at unique locations, small group and a tour guide who knows a lot about Iceland and therefore visits relatively undiscovered places in addition to the hotspots and can adapt the program flexibly.

Recommended! Tour Iceland with Local Adventures

Just returned from the 12-day camping trip Tour of Iceland with Harm / Local Adventures. What a wonderful journey through a beautiful country! Harm's passion and love for Iceland and for showing all the beauty the country has to offer - including some lesser-known gems - provided an extra golden edge to the already beautiful trip. The flexibility in the itinerary and the nice, relatively small group made it complete. Highly recommended!