12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 day
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
6
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Visiting Videy Island and Oxararfoss will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip maker app.

Bergen, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bergen in June, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, The Settlement Center, Hraunfossar, Horseback Riding Tours
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, thenexamine the collection at Skogar Museum, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vik day trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

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day
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Lac Polaire, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skutustaoagigar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hverir, thentake in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave

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night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), thenlearn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

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night
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss, visit a coastal fixture at Svortuloft Lighthouse, stroll through Skardsvik Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, don't miss a visit to Ingjaldscholskirkja, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Olafsvik, Budir Church, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
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Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja
Lysuholslaug ©
Lysuholslaug

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