36 days in Iceland Itinerary

36 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly
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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.
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 · Golf

Side Trips

Hella

— 3 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. 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, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, take an unforgettable tour with Southcoast Adventure, and contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

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 · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
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 (Fellsfjara & 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 3 nights
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

Akureyri

— 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 Bjorbodin Spa (in Dalvik) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). 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 · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 13 nights
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), Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik) and Grindavik (Brimketill & Thermal Spas). Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, wander the streets of Laugavegur, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Reykjavik, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.