58 days in Iceland Itinerary

58 days in Iceland Itinerary

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58 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hofn
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly:  45​min
10
Isafjordur
— 4 nights
Fly:  45​min
End: Reykjavik

8
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Get out of town with these interesting Snaefellsbaer side-trips: Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn), Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Londrangar) and Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer day trip tool .

Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stykkisholmur, Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Olafsvik, Ytri Tunga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip builder tool .

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Thjofafoss (in Hella), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stop by Seljalandsfoss.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Eldheimar, Urridafoss Waterfall, Hekla, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik trip app .

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Katla Volcano, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Reynisdrangar
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
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: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, & more), Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hofn day trip planning tool .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hofskirkja Church
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Laugafell
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Faro de Gardur (in Gardur), Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in November, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Reykjahlid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Faro de Gardur, Selfoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

9
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varmahlid (Horseback Riding Tours, Glaumbaer Museum, & more), Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur) and Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, make a trip to The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Skagastrond, Varmahlid, Hofsos, Monumento a Stephan Stephansson, Puffin and Friends
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 19:
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Borgarnes (Skallagrimsgardur, Aurora Borealis, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in November since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Mosfellsbaer, Thingvellir National Park, Ring Road, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Nov 19 — Dec 1:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

4
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Explore Isafjordur's surroundings by going to Hrafnseyri (Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) & Jon Sigurdsson Museum), Skruour Botanical gardens (in Thingeyri) and Krossneslaug (in Nordurfjordur).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isafjordur road trip site .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Isafjordur in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hrafnseyri, Bolungarvik, Sudavik, Skruour Botanical gardens, The Old Bookstore
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Krossneslaug ©
Krossneslaug
Bolafjall ©
Bolafjall

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