12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Husavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at Kirsuberjatred.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping
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Kirsuberjatred ©
Kirsuberjatred

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Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

Planning Selfoss trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Vik.

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Kerið ©
Kerið
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull ©
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planning website.

Getting from Selfoss to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Vik are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You've now added Glacier Adventure to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Glacier Adventure.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn travel tool.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hofn are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Glacier Adventure ©
Glacier Adventure

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Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur ©
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, then pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, then admire the sheer force of Gufufoss, and finally make a trip to Tvisongur.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seydisfjordur trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Seydisfjordur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hofn in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Seydisfjordur, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fardagafoss
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Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Fardagafoss ©
Fardagafoss
Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

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Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, then learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Husavik road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Seydisfjordur to Husavik takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Husavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Husavikurkirkja ©
Husavikurkirkja

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Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Icelandic salmon center, head off the coast to Hrutey Island, and then examine the collection at Textile Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Blonduos attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Blonduos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Nature Parks
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Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, then admire all the interesting features of Gatklettur, then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and finally don't miss a visit to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip planning site.

You can drive from Blonduos to Grundarfjorour in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Kaldidalur Valley, then steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Thingvallakirkja church, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss and then take in the dramatic natural features at Logberg (Law Rock).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thingvellir day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Thingvellir in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss

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