12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Víðimýrarkirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lofthellir Lava Cave and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Akureyri to go to Varmahlid and see Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri visit planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, with highs in Akureyri at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

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Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Blaskogabyggd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planning app.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, stroll around Hellisgerdi Park, then kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and finally learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ljosafoss Power Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selfosskirkja, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Olvisholt Brewery, then get outside with Hekluhestar, and finally get curious at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Selfoss tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. June in Selfoss sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.