12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 5 nights


Blaskogabyggd — 2 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the views at Gjain and then admire the sheer force of Haifoss.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd day trip app.

Asheville, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Asheville to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Asheville in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Blaskogabyggd: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Kids will enjoy Black Sand Beach and Icelandic Lava Show. Go for a jaunt from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur to see Fjadrargljufur Canyon about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik holiday maker site.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Videy Island and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Gunnuhver Hot Springs). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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.