12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation maker

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd journey planning app.

Seattle, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Blaskogabyggd to be slightly colder, around 47°F, while days are much colder, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

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You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 13th (Fri), cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri road trip site.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid online travel route planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.