12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Djúpalónssandur beach and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Get in touch with nature at Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Go for a jaunt from Grundarfjorour to Budir to see Budir Church about 38 minutes away.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour road trip app.

London, UK to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Olafsvik, Hellnar, Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vik vacation planner.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. In April in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, get outside with Hofdi, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in April, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Hraunfossar and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Fridheimar (in Reykholt). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip builder.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Hraunfossar, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Fridheimar
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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