12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
train + Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Husavik
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
End: Bern

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey, and then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Make your Vik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bern, Switzerland to Vik is an approximately 13-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bern in April, you will find days in Vik are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and then tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Geysir tour itinerary website .

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Geysir to Akureyri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. April in Akureyri sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Husavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Golf Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

1
night
Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rauoanes Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Husavik online trip builder .

You can drive from Akureyri to Husavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Husavik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Parks Nature
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
The Exploration Museum ©
The Exploration Museum

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and Laugardalslaug. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Kerið (in Selfoss) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Listvinahusid, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Husavik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kerið, The Settlement Center
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Helicopter Tours
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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