12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  20 h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Ring Road.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey maker site .

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Reykjavik is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ring Road, Thingvellir National Park
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Selfosskirkja, then sample the tasty concoctions at Olvisholt Brewery, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Floi Bird Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): engage your brain at Ljosafoss Power Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Selfoss trip site .

Drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Selfoss sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull ©
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
Kerið ©
Kerið

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then hike along Sólheimajökulll, and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Vik sightseeing website .

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hof using our trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Myvatn and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) in Asbyrgi--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar and head outdoors with Hofdi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online travel planner .

Drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
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Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

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night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
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 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Godafoss, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Akureyri online tour planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Spas
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

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