29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour planner

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik
— 13 nights
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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geysir online road trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Geysir is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Geysir at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at MudShark Tours and then get impressive views of Hekla.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hella trip app.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Hella sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Stjornarfoss & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip site.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn road trip planning app.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Whale Watching Hauganes in Hauganes, approximately Hauganes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akureyri, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Reykjavik

— 13 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Selfoss (Kerið & Tre Og List), Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more) and Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi). Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 19th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 29:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.