12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Husafell
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Husafell
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Husafell

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): Head underground at The Cave and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Husafell road trip planning website.

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Husafell is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Friedrichshafen in July: highs in Husafell hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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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 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik tour planner.

Drive from Husafell to Vik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Svinafell

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sun), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, admire all the interesting features of Fellsfjara, and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Svinafell trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. July in Svinafell sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Viti Crater, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip maker app.

Getting from Svinafell to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 Salka Whale Watching and The Húsavík Whale Museum. Attractions like The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Husavikurkirkja (in Husavik) and Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akureyri visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

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.