12 days in Svalbard & Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Svalbard & Iceland Itinerary

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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Longyearbyen, Norway

— 2 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, then explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen online tour itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Longyearbyen is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Longyearbyen due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Montreal in April; daily highs in Longyearbyen reach -7°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Geysir, Iceland

— 1 night
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 6th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longyearbyen to Geysir. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Longyearbyen in April; daily highs in Geysir reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get outdoors at Skogafoss and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Stjornarfoss & Skaftarstofa). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Kaldidalur Valley) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route builder.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in April, Reykjavik is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Svalbard travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Churches

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.