12 days in Reykjavik & South Region Itinerary

12 days in Reykjavik & South Region Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Selfoss
— 3 nights
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Vik
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Dogsledding Iceland and Ring Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Tjornin and Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head off the coast to Videy Island, and look for gifts at Hidden People Iceland.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik attractions app.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Reykjavik at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Selfoss.
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Selfoss — 3 nights

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Get outdoors at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss and Hjalparfoss. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gjain and Gljúfrafoss. Step out of Selfoss with an excursion to UNA Local Product in Hvolsvollur--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Ljosafoss Power Station, get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kalfholt Riding Day Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Selfoss trip builder tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Selfoss are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Explore hidden gems such as Lava Show and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Eldhraun Lava Field, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Vik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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South Region travel guide

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Home to some of the country's most striking scenery and richest history, it is no surprise that Iceland's South Region ranks as one of its popular tourist destinations. The centers of medieval power and picturesque rural areas are a big draw, but few sights can complete with the region's national park. Its waterfalls, glaciers, and geological wonders have served as the dramatic setting for some of Iceland's best known sagas. Make sure to sample some local ingredients from the region, as the western part of South Iceland is considered its agricultural heartland, with especially good dairy products.
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