12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik journey maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Geysir trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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