12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly
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Husavik
— 3 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Prague

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour planning website.

Prague, Czech Republic to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Husavik

— 3 nights
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Húsavík Whale Museum and Krafla Lava Fields. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Husavik trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Husavik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Blaskogabyggd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

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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.