12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Souris
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Hvolsvollur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bergen, Norway

1
day
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nauthusagil Waterfall as well as Lava Centre. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then stop by UNA Local Product, and finally admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur trip site .

Souris, Canada to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Souris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hvolsvollur, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall

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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 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip app .

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the next day, go for a walk through Viti Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and finally Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

Start your trip to Reykjahlid by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inspiration Iceland as well as Elding Whale Watching Akureyri. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then race across the water with Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Inspiration Iceland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Akureyri sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Elding Whale Watching Akureyri ©
Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 15th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then explore and take pictures at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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