12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geysir trip maker .

San Francisco, USA to Geysir is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Geysir at 55°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Dyrholaey, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hof trip planner .

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hof are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Krafla Lava Fields. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid route maker site .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yntri Tunga Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Yntri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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