12 days in iceland: Reykjavik + 8 day tour. What else?


I’m visiting iceland and I’ve booked the 8 Day Ultimate Highlight Hitter with arctic adventures. But, that is going to be 8 days and due to my flights I am going to stay a total of 12 days in the island.

I have two questions:

  1. How many days shall I need only to visit Reykjavik (I think 1 day is enough according to what I read; although I’d like to know your opinions)?

  2. I think the capital doesn’t need too many days, so, anyone have any suggestions for my extra days?

8 day tour itinerary: https://adventures.is/iceland/multiday-tours/6-day-tour/the-ultimate-iceland-highlight-hitter-8-day-tour/

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Day 1 - The Golden Circle & South Coast

Day 2 - Vík - Skaftafell - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Höfn

Day 3 - East Fjords - Djupivogur - Egilsstadir

Day 4 - Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn, Godafoss - Akureyri

Day 5 - Whale watching from Dalvik - Siglufjordur -Trollaskagi - Bifrost

Day 6 - Borgarfjordur - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Borgarnes

Day 7 - Snaefellsnes

Day 8 - Reykjavik -Landmannalaugar - Hekla

My tour also includes:

  • Mývatn Nature Baths

  • Whale Watching Rhib Boat

  • Vatnshellir Cave Tour

Arrival time: 15.05 02/10/2019

Departure time: 21.45 14/10/2019

8 day tour starts on 03/10

I will not have a car for myself for the extra days.

Hello Carlos!

There are plenty of things to do in Reykjavík, you can find some suggestions in this article: https://guidetoiceland.is/reykjavik-guide/top-10-things-to-do-in-reykjavik

But if you want to get out of the city there are plenty of day tours to add to your trip, for example this exciting journey into a volcano!: https://guidetoiceland.is/book-holiday-trips/inside-the-volcano

Hope you have a good trip to Iceland!