12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Gjain, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir sightseeing app.

Berlin, Germany to Geysir is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. September in Geysir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Hof

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hof trip website.

Drive from Geysir to Hof in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Skaftarstofa, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip maker.

Drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. Popular historic sites such as Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Faro de Gardur are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Laugavegur, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and stop by Listvinahusid.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.