12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Blaskogabyggd. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Blaskogabyggd to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Vik trip builder app.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

On the 23rd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) 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.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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