56 days in Iceland Itinerary

56 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
2
Skalholt
— 1 day
3
Husafell
— 1 night
4
Reykholt
— 1 night
5
Borgarnes
— 1 night
6
Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
7
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
8
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
9
Rif
— 1 night
10
Olafsvik
— 1 night
11
Arnarstapi
— 6 nights
12
Hafnarfjordur
— 3 nights
13
Svartsengi
— 12 nights
14
Thingvellir
— 6 nights
15
Geysir
— 6 nights
16
Hveragerdi
— 4 nights
17
Selfoss
— 4 nights
18
Hella
— 2 nights

1
day
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Krysuvik as well as Blue Lagoon. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): test the waters at Blue Lagoon and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route builder app.

Kansas City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in September, with highs in Reykjavik at °F and lows at °F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Skalholt.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Lagoon, Krysuvik
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Krysuvik
Krysuvik

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day
Skalholt

Skalholt ©
Skálholt is a historical site in the south of Iceland, at the river Hvítá.HistorySkálholt was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. You've now added Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), meet the residents at Slakki Petting Zoo, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Eldborg Crater.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Skalholt sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skalholt in 1.5 hours. September in Skalholt sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Husafell.

Things to do in Skalholt

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eldborg Crater, Slakki Petting Zoo
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Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Eldborg Crater ©
Eldborg Crater

1
night
Husafell

Husafell ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Settlement Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hafnarfjall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurora Borealis.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Husafell route maker.

Drive from Skalholt to Husafell in 2.5 hours. In September in Husafell, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykholt.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Kirkjufell Mountain, Grábrók Volcano
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Aurora Borealis ©
Aurora Borealis
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

1
night
Reykholt

Reykholt ©
Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barnafoss as well as Husafell Hiking. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykholt vacation website.

Reykholt is just a short distance from Husafell. In September in Reykholt, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Reykholt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Husafell Hiking, Glanni Waterfall
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Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss
The Cave ©
The Cave

1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja.

Plan my Borgarnes trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Reykholt to Borgarnes takes an hour. September in Borgarnes sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stykkisholmskirkja, Glymur
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Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja

1
night
Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell and then admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stykkisholmur travel route builder tool.

Drive from Borgarnes to Stykkisholmur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grundarfoss Waterfall
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Helgafell ©
Helgafell

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On your second day here, examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Gatklettur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Grundarfjorour takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lysuholslaug, Svortuloft Lighthouse, Skardsvik Beach, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Bjarnarfoss. Step out of Snaefellsbaer with an excursion to Lighthouse Sugandisey in Stykkisholmur--about 1 hour away.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Snaefellsbaer trip builder.

Snaefellsbaer is just a stone's throw from Grundarfjorour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rif.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

West Region, Lighthouse Sugandisey
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Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss
Lighthouse Sugandisey ©
Lighthouse Sugandisey
Lysuholslaug ©
Lysuholslaug

1
night
Rif

Rif ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Svodufoss as well as Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Svodufoss, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ingjaldscholskirkja, and finally explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rif trip builder site.

Rif is just a stone's throw from Snaefellsbaer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olafsvik.

Things to do in Rif

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Svodufoss ©
Svodufoss

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night
Olafsvik

Olafsvik ©
Ólafsvík is a small town in Iceland on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, and then view the masterpieces at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olafsvik travel route planner.

Olafsvik is just a stone's throw from Rif. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arnarstapi.

Things to do in Olafsvik

Shopping Parks Museums
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Baejarfoss ©
Baejarfoss
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

6
nights
Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi ©
Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Djúpalónssandur beach and Budahraun. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar, enjoy the sea views from Malariff Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Ytri Tunga Beach.

Planning Arnarstapi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Olafsvik to Arnarstapi takes an hour. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Arnarstapi

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Budahraun, Budir Church
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Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Malariff Lighthouse ©
Malariff Lighthouse

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Hafnarfjordur

Hafnarfjordur ©
Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kleifarvatn. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Viking Village, thenmake a trip to Port of Hafnarfjordur, thenwalk around Vidistadatun Sculpture Park, and finally explore the activities along Kleifarvatn. On your second day here, walk around Hellisgerdi Park, look for gifts at Alfagull, thenexamine the collection at Hafnarborg The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keilir.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hafnarfjordur trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Arnarstapi to Hafnarfjordur in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hafnarfjordur can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Svartsengi.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kleifarvatn, Keilir
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Kleifarvatn ©
Kleifarvatn
Keilir ©
Keilir
Hellisgerdi Park ©
Hellisgerdi Park

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Svartsengi

Svartsengi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridge Between Continents.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Svartsengi journey maker site.

Svartsengi is just a stone's throw from Hafnarfjordur. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for Thingvellir on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Svartsengi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bridge Between Continents
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Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

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nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thingvallakirkja church and Logberg (Law Rock). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, make a trip to Galgaklettur, cruise along Kaldidalur Valley, and admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thingvellir tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Svartsengi to Thingvellir in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Thingvellir sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Geysir on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Geysir. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Geysir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Geysir sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Hveragerdi on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Hveragerdi

Hveragerdi ©
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Arnarker Cave. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja, explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, examine the collection at The exhibition Quake 2008, and make a trip to Geothermal Park,Klambragil,new hot spring area.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hveragerdi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hveragerdi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Thorlakshofn
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja
LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga ©
LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga

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Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerið and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. When in Selfoss, make a side trip to see Fridheimar in Reykholt, approximately Reykholt away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Tre Og List, see the interesting displays at The House at Eyrarbakki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Selfosskirkja.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Selfoss day trip planning app.

Selfoss is very close to Hveragerdi. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eyrarbakki, Fridheimar, Icelandic Wonders
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and UNA Local Product. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hekluhestar.

Plan my trip to Hella with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Hella takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hella sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar

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