12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  24​h
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get some cultural insight at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to Víðimýrarkirkja in Varmahlid, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri journey planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Akureyri is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June; daily highs in Akureyri reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Varmahlid
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Off-Road Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 17th (Wed), play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Blaskogabyggd in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip builder tool .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, stroll around Hellisgerdi Park, then kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Hellisgerdi Park, Thingvellir National Park, Krysuvik, Langjokull Glacier
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get curious at Ljosafoss Power Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selfosskirkja, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Olvisholt Brewery, then head outdoors with Hekluhestar, and finally get curious at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selfoss trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Reykjavik to Selfoss by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. June in Selfoss sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Hekluhestar, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

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