12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vik
— 2 nights
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
3
Akureyri
— 3 nights
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Vik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riga to Vik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in August, expect Vik to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 19th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Speed Boats Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri day trip planning app.

You can fly from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Speed Boats Tours
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Tales from Iceland. Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Hallgrimskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri), Bifrost (Glanni Waterfall & Grábrók Volcano) and Aurora Borealis (in Borgarnes). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, cruise along Ring Road, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bifrost, Borgarnes, Ring Road, Brugghus Steoja
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano

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