12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 29th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar holiday site.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park, approximately Vatnajokull National Park away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse, examine the collection at The Thorbergur center, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Diamond Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Huldusteinn, explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, and then try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.