29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

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29 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Akureyri
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Reykjavik

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 Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Kerið (in Selfoss). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, cast your line with a fishing tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Bridge Between Continents, Kerið, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Geysir Golf Course and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gjain.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Geysir sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gjain, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
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: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hofn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Step out of Vatnajokull National Park with an excursion to Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell--about 2 hours away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Speed Boats Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

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Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and soothe aching muscles at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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