12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Svartsengi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

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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 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary planning website .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Blaskogabyggd is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Islamabad in June: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skalholt Cathedral, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes True Adventure. On the 13th (Thu), fly like a bird with True Adventure, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik travel site .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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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.
Shop till you drop at Laugavegur and JS Watch Company. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip tool .

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 19th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri itinerary website .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Svartsengi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss

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Svartsengi

Svartsengi ©
You've now added Gjain to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Gjain and then don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Svartsengi trip planning tool .

You can fly from Akureyri to Svartsengi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Svartsengi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Svartsengi

Parks Nature
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Gjain ©
Gjain
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

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