12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planner .

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Reykjavik at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hof online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell, Skaftafell National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then tee off at Akureyri Golf Club.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland ©

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