12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd holiday app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in May: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Landmannalaugar, Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Go for a jaunt from Hofn to Jokulsarlon to see Jokulsarlon Lagoon about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, see the interesting displays at The Thorbergur center, and make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn holiday maker site .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hofn are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik holiday planner .

You can fly from Hofn to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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