12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Hella
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 2 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Geysir
— 1 night

4
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 Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, make a trip to Laugavegur, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hella travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hella, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's lots more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Geysir tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hofn to Geysir in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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