12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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 5th (Sun), get outside with Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geysir vacation planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Geysir is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Geysir at 4°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Hekla
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Vik trip generator.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and Thingvellir National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kleifarvatn Lake and Askja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Strandarkirkja (in Thorlakshofn), Stekkjarkot (in Keflavik), Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik) and Borgarnes (Hafnarfjall mountain, Skallagrimsgarour, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, don't miss a visit to The Pearl (Perlan), and head outdoors with Mercury Grail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park, Stekkjarkot, Askja, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Mercury Grail ©
Mercury Grail
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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