12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geysir
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
4
Akureyri
— 3 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Geysir. While traveling from Zurich, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, thenfly like a bird with True Adventure, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thencontemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, thenmake a trip to Dyrhólaey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

Plan my day in Vik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar and then stroll through Laugavegur.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Viking Rafting and Lake Myvatn will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, make a trip to Viti Crater, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri road trip planning tool.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Akureyri by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Thingvellir National Park and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Galgaklettur (in Thingvellir) and Grindavik (Selatangar & Thermal Spas). Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik visit app.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Grindavik
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

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