12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Reykjavik

— 3 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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik online sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip maker site.

Fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 31st (Sun), explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Landmannalaugar takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik route site.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir itinerary builder site.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Geysir, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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.