12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Grundarfjorour — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budakirkja, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Grundarfjorour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 11th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri day trip site.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 12th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid route planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Videy Island and Hallgrimskirkja are in your itinerary. Visiting Bruarfoss Waterfall and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park), Grindavik (Blue Lagoon & Gunnuhver Hot Springs) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip planning app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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