12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
6
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire all the interesting features of Perlan.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Reykjavik is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri itinerary website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid road trip site.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

Plan trip to Vatnajokull National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vik journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 5th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geysir, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geysir are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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.