12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Geysir

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Geysir is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Geysir, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Geysir is colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Svinafell

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Svinafell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Svinafell takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Svinafell are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Getting from Svinafell to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

— 5 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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Vik in January, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.