12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Djupivogur
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Kansas City

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Djúpalónssandur beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hellnar tour itinerary builder app.

Kansas City, USA to Hellnar is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kansas City to Hellnar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Snaefellsbaer
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geysir attractions site.

You can drive from Hellnar to Geysir in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Geysir are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

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You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vik are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Djupivogur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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Djupivogur

Djupivogur ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Arfleifd, stop by JFS Handcraft, then don't miss a visit to Eggin i Gledivik, and finally stroll through The Bulandsnes.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Djupivogur vacation planner.

You can drive from Vik to Djupivogur in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in March, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Djupivogur

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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JFS Handcraft ©
JFS Handcraft
Arfleifd ©
Arfleifd
Eggin i Gledivik ©
Eggin i Gledivik

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip tool.

Drive from Djupivogur to Reykjahlid in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Djupivogur in March, with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and The Settlement Center. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at 12 Tonar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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