12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Isafjordur
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, The Settlement Center
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Perlan ©
Perlan
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reynisfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, then examine the collection at Skogasafn, then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vik road trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then admire the sheer force of Foss a Sidu, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

Before you visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Nature, #Parks
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hof journey planner.

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell, Diamond Beach
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
day
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Arctic Fox Centre, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Westfjords.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isafjordur itinerary maker .

Drive from Hof to Isafjordur in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Isafjordur

#Tours, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Fox Centre
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Wild Westfjords ©
Wild Westfjords
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 17th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Husavik Whale Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Isafjordur to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

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