12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, Reykjavik is slightly colder than London - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hofn online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

4
nights
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". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hvolsvollur: Skogar (Rutshellir Cave & Skogafoss), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get impressive views of Hekla, and stop by UNA Local Product.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Hvolsvollur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Vik, Hella, Hekla, Laugavegur
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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