12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + 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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Reykjavik is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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 30th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then 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.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geysir tour itinerary builder.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik journey planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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