44 days in Iceland Itinerary

44 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 13 nights
Fly

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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 29th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Blesi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geysir online trip itinerary builder.

Visakhapatnam, India to Geysir is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Visakhapatnam to Geysir. In September, daytime highs in Geysir are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Djupivogur (JFS Handcraft, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more), Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hofn route maker.

Traveling by flight from Geysir to Hofn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Go for a jaunt from Vatnajokull National Park to Svinafell to see Svinafellsjokull Glacier about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Laugavegur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar. In October, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hella.
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hella: Nauthusagil Waterfall (in Hvolsvollur) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Head underground at Caves of Hella, look for gifts at UNA Local Product, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hella trip planning site.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hella are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 5 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Askja, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hella to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hella in October, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 7 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 Husavik (Rauoanes Point, Husavikurkirkja, &more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Watching Hjalteyri, and pick up some new knowledge with Flora Culture House Akureyri.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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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: Thingvellir (Kaldidalur Valley, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). Spend the 2nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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