12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally let the river carry you with Viking Rafting.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri online vacation builder.

Paphos, Cyprus to Akureyri is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Paphos to Akureyri, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Paphos in August; daily highs in Akureyri reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
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Viking Rafting ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Viking Rafting
5.0

2
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Selfoss Waterfall ©
Must see
Selfoss Waterfall
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Grundarfjorour

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain, then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Grundarfjorour takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Laki Tours ©
Must see
Laki Tours
4.4

2
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally push the limits with Katlatrack Adventure Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sólheimajökulll ©
Must see
Sólheimajökulll
4.8
Mýrdalsjökull
Geologic Formation
Mýrdalsjökull
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Videy Island, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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