12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

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Fly
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Reykjavik
Drive
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Hveragerdi
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vatnajokull National Park
Drive
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Thorlakshofn
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Tallahassee

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik visit app.

Tallahassee, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tallahassee in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 57°F and lows at 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Hveragerdi

— 1 night
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hveradalir.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hveragerdi tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hveragerdi by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hveragerdi are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vik.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Museums

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Getting from Hveragerdi to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Husafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Husafell

— 2 nights
Explore Husafell's surroundings by going to Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Husafell trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Husafell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Husafell are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perlan as well as CityWalk Reykjavik. On the 25th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Perlan, catch a live performance at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally gain interesting insight with CityWalk Reykjavik. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

Before you visit Reykjavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Husafell to Reykjavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Vatnajokull National Park

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Vatnajokull National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Thorlakshofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Thorlakshofn

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arnarker Cave. On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja, then examine the collection at The Ghost Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Icelandic Wonders, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Arnarker Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thorlakshofn trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Thorlakshofn with the Route module. In August in Thorlakshofn, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thorlakshofn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.