36 days in Iceland Itinerary

36 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik
— 13 nights

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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 13th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, trot along with Riding Tours South Iceland, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Geysir road trip planning tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Geysir is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Geysir is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in October; daily highs in Geysir reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Fludir, Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Fridheimar
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Strokkur
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Riding Tours South Iceland ©
Riding Tours South Iceland

3
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. When in Hella, make a side trip to see Dogsledding Iceland in Mosfellsbaer, approximately Mosfellsbaer away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, catch all the local highlights with Southcoast Adventure, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hella itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Hekla, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Dogsledding Iceland, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

4
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, look for all kinds of wild species at Katlatrack Adventure Tours, and see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planning website.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Reynisdrangar
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Ice Explorers (in Flatey a Myrum) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hofn trip app.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Ice Explorers
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. October in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull

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nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Bjorbodin Spa (in Dalvik). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri journey maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Dalvik, Whale Watching Hauganes
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Whale Watching Hauganes ©
Whale Watching Hauganes
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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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: Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes), Grindavik (Brimketill & Thermal Spas) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 9th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online tour planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, Reykjavik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Grindavik, Selfoss, Ring Road, Hraunfossar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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