50 days in Iceland Itinerary

50 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Corella
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Faskrudsfjordur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Saudarkrokur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Akureyri
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h
9
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly + Drive:  27 h
End: Corella

2
nights
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.
Visiting Gullfoss Falls and Strokkur will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geysir online trip maker.

Corella, Philippines to Geysir is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Corella to Geysir due to the time zone difference. In March, Geysir is cooler than Corella - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Hjalparfoss, Gjain, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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. Get some cultural insight at Lava Centre and Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja). Escape the urban bustle at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Gljúfrafoss. Go for a jaunt from Hella to Vestmannaeyjar to see Sagnheimar Folk Museum about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, get outside with Hekluhestar, and stop by Seljalandsfoss.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hella trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hella, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Hekla, Sagnheimar Folk Museum, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja)
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skogar Museum and Reyniskyrka Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik visit planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Katla Volcano
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get outdoors at Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss & JFS Handcraft). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hofn tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hofn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Faskrudsfjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Hofskirkja Church
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

3
nights
Faskrudsfjordur

Faskrudsfjordur ©
Fáskrúðsfjörður is a village in eastern Iceland.It has a population of 662 and constitutes one of the villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.GeographyFáskrúðsfjörður, located on the same-named fjord, lies between Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður. You'll explore and learn at Auroras Iceland and Petra Stone Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at The French Museum and Breiddalssetur Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Faskrudsfjordur side-trips: Beljandi (in Breiddalsvik), Streitisviti Lighthouse (in Seydisfjordur) and Djupivogur (The Bulandsnes & Arfleifd). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Icelandic Wartime Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Mjoifjordur, and hike along Holmanes Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Faskrudsfjordur trip site.

Getting from Hofn to Faskrudsfjordur by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hofn in March since evenings lows in Faskrudsfjordur dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Faskrudsfjordur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Breiddalsvik, Neskaupstadur, Djupivogur, Holmanes Nature Reserve, Petra Stone Collection
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Petra Stone Collection ©
Petra Stone Collection
Auroras Iceland ©
Auroras Iceland
Icelandic Wartime Museum ©
Icelandic Wartime Museum

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Escape the urban bustle at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Svinafell Glacier.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faskrudsfjordur to Vatnajokull National Park. In March, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laugafell, Aldeyjarfoss
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

3
nights
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Puffin and Friends and Folk Music Center. Escape the urban bustle at Drangey Island and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur (about 1h 20 min away).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saudarkrokur route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Saudarkrokur. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saudarkrokur when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in April, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofsos, Siglufjordur, Varmahlid, Monumento a Stephan Stephansson
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

11
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Head to Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and Brunir Horsefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland and Sverrir Hermannsson's Sundry Collection. Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi) and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum (in Reykjahlid). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hlíðarfjall.

Plan a Akureyri trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saudarkrokur to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. In April in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Jokulsargljufur National Park, Sigurgeirs Bird Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 17:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Domkirkjan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: History Museum of Reykjanesbaer (in Keflavik), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, see a show at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kolaportid Flea Market.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, History Museum of Reykjanesbaer, Akranes Folk Museum, Hraunfossar, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 29:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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