12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd journey builder.

Atlanta, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then stroll through Dyrhólaey, and then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary app.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Watching Hjalteyri.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri holiday tool.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 4 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 (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik visit site.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.