12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to San Juan

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hallgrimskirkja and Sun Voyager. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, look for gifts at Myconceptstore, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Reykjavik is 4 hours. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Family-friendly places like Glacier Lagoon and Fellsfjara will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (Eggin i Gledivik, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more), Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, explore the striking landscape at Stokksnes, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip builder website.

You can fly from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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.