12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip itinerary planning website.

Washington, USA to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Geysir. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in March: highs in Geysir hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hella trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Hella sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally stroll through Reynisfjara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik holiday planner.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Vik sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hofn

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Hofn, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning app.

You can fly from Hofn to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 32°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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.