12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Dawson City
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Dawson City

4
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 Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and stop by Upplifun Books & Flowers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online road trip planner.

Dawson City, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 22- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dawson City to Reykjavik. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dawson City in September since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Skogar, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Dyrhólaey, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Hofn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

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

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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