58 days in Iceland Itinerary

58 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 7 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 12 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 20 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Geysir to Svartsengi to see Gjain about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary planning app.

Washington, USA to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Geysir is 5 hours. When traveling from Washington in July, plan for much colder days in Geysir, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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. Hella is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, and get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella travel planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Vik

— 5 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 26th (Mon), go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

Before you visit Landmannalaugar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fellsfjara). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. July in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:

Reykjahlid

— 7 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, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:

Akureyri

— 12 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more), Langhus Farm (in Skagafjordur) and The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The House of Shark Jorundur, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri travel planning website.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 20:

Reykjavik

— 20 nights
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 Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Grindavik (Hopsnes Lighthouse & Thermal Spas). Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 9:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.