12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Toronto

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary tool .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Landmannalaugar in Landmannalaugar, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vik itinerary planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Skaftafell: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, & more). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

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You can take a bus from Vik to Skaftafell in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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