12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Svinafell
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Vik
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app .

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, take in the natural beauty of Lysuholslaug, then take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun, then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, enjoy the sand and surf at Skardsvik Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Svortuloft Lighthouse, then make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ingjaldscholskirkja.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grundarfoss Waterfall, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Budir Church, Olafsvikurkirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Blaskogabyggd takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In May in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir Golf Course
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

1
night
Svinafell

Svinafell ©
On the 27th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Svinafell travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Svinafell takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Svinafell can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

3
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Vik Church and Reyniskirkja Church. Get in touch with nature at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. May in Vik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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