12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Geysir — 1 night

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Geysir vacation maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Geysir is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Geysir at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.
Nature · Parks
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning app.

Take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akureyri.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Akureyri — 1 night

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.