12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geysir
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Saskatoon

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planner .

Saskatoon, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Saskatoon in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Myvatn, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lac Polaire, then stroll through Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hof sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then stroll through Dyrholaey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip site .

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
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 21st (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and then tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

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