53 days in Iceland Itinerary

53 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 20 nights
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Akureyri
— 8 nights
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Asbyrgi
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
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Hofn
— 5 nights
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Vik
— 5 nights
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Geysir
— 3 nights

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20
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 9th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip app.

Las Vegas, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 49°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — Jun 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

8
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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 17:
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Whale Watching Hauganes ©
Whale Watching Hauganes
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

3
nights
Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi ©
Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Jokulsargljufur National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Asbyrgi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Asbyrgi takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
When in Vatnajokull National Park, make a side trip to see Askja in Reykjahlid, approximately Reykjahlid away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asbyrgi to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

5
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
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: Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir), Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In June, daytime highs in Hofn are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

5
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to Kvernufoss in Skogar (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary app.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Hella

Hella ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Midgard Adventure, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stop by Seljalandsfoss.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hella vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hella, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
When in Geysir, make a side trip to see Gjain in Svartsengi, approximately Svartsengi away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, see Extreme-Tours.is Day Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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