12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kiev
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Skalholt
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Vik
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
End: Kiev

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thingvellir National Park. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Kaldidalur Valley, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Thingvallakirkja church. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, then make a trip to Galgaklettur, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Logberg (Law Rock).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thingvellir trip builder site .

Kiev, Ukraine to Thingvellir is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Kiev, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Thingvellir, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
You've now added Gullfoss Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo, and then appreciate the views at Gjain.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Blaskogabyggd takes an hour. October in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Skalholt.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Gjain
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Skalholt

Skalholt ©
Skálholt is a historical site in the south of Iceland, at the river Hvítá.HistorySkálholt was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. Haifoss has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Haifoss.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Skalholt trip site .

Skalholt is very close to Blaskogabyggd. October in Skalholt sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Skalholt

Parks Nature
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Haifoss ©
Haifoss

2
nights
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.
Kerið has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Wed), make a splash at Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, get curious at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally explore the activities along Kerið. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Ljosafoss Power Station, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Selfoss online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Skalholt to Selfoss takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Horseback Riding Tours
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©
Kerið ©
Kerið

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You've now added Reynisfjara Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik online trip planner .

Drive from Skalholt to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Svartifoss Waterfall. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Askja and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Askja
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Askja ©
Askja

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 4th (Mon), try out the rides at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, then get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik holiday builder .

Fly from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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