12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Keflavik
— 1 night
2
Vik
— 1 night
3
Hofn
— 1 night
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
6
Keflavik
— 1 night

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Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to The Giantess in the Mountain, learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, thenexamine the collection at Viking World, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Keflavik online trip maker.

Boston, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get little chillier in Keflavik: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Parks Nature Museums

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Reynisdrangar
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Reynisdrangar ©
Reynisdrangar
Viking World ©
Viking World
Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenmake a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

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Traveling by car from Keflavik to Vik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool and then examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vatnajokull, Glacier Lagoon
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, thentake in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planner.

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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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 National Museum of Iceland. Let the collections at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Perlan capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Glymur (in Akranes). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Keflavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Askja, Strokkur, Glymur
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and then take an in-depth tour of Viking World.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keflavik online travel planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Keflavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Viking World ©
Viking World
Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center

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