12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar). Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik. In March, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Bulandstindur (in Djupivogur), Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 4th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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.