12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindavik
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vesturbaejarlaug and Ring Road. Kids will enjoy National Museum of Iceland and Lake Tjornin. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Hyderabad, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Reykjavik, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Bring the kids along to Sólheimajökulll and Reyniskyrka Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mýrdalsjökull and Reynisdrangar. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik travel route planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip maker.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Grindavik

— 3 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Strandarkirkja. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Brimketill. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take some stellar pictures from Krysuvik Cliffs, get engrossed in the history at The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, and don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindavik online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Grindavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.