29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thingvellir (Almannagja & Thingvellir National Park) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary maker website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Baghdad in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.
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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 7th (Mon), play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Blesi, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Hrunalaug, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geysir online trip builder.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hella.
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Hella — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then look for gifts at UNA Local Product, and finally learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, Head underground at Caves of Hella, and then boost your wellbeing at Thermal Pool Hvolsvollur.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hella journey builder.

Drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hella sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

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: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftareldahraun). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Lava Show.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Vik are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hofn.
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (Gallery Freevilli, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon, Fellsfjara, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hofn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Step out of Vatnajokull National Park to go to Svinafell and see Svinafellsjokull Glacier, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In November, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.
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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 Swimming Pool Dalvik (in Dalvik) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, sample the tasty concoctions at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and don't miss a visit to Hearts in Akureyri.

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Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in November since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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