12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hella
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Hof
— 2 nights
4
Geysir
— 1 night
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 5th (Thu), stop by Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally get impressive views of Hekla.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hella trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hella is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Hella is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: highs in Hella hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss, Hekla
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thensee the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: stop by Vik Wool Vikurprjon, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik road trip planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
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Sólheimajökulll

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nights
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, thenexplore and take pictures at Diamond Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hof travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. November in Hof sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir attractions planner.

Drive from Hof to Geysir in 4.5 hours. In November in Geysir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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