12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Reykjavik

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). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip website.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
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: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hofn online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and 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: Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more), Skogar (Rutshellir Cave & Skogafoss) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). 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.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip itinerary planner.

You can fly 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

Vik, Skogar, Hella, Hekla, Laugavegur
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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