29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kingsport
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Borgarnes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Husavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Kingsport

2
nights
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Settlement Center and Stykkisholmskirkja. Appreciate the collections at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and Borgarnes Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Borgarnes side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Budir Church (in Budir) and Olkelda Mineral Spring (in Snaefellsbaer). There's lots more to do: Head underground at The Cave, explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, and admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Borgarnes trip itinerary app.

Kingsport, USA to Borgarnes is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kingsport to Borgarnes. Traveling from Kingsport in May, expect nights in Borgarnes to be slightly colder, around 38°F, while days are cooler, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bifrost, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, The Cave, Hraunfossar, Stykkisholmskirkja
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, get engrossed in the history at The Icelandic Emigration Center, then get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center, and finally examine the collection at Herring Era Museum. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland, and then try out the rides at Swimming Pool Dalvik.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Siglufjordur tour planner.

Drive from Borgarnes to Siglufjordur in 4 hours. In May in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dalvik, Hofsos
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland ©
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland
Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi ©
Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi

3
nights
Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Get some historical perspective at Faro de Gardur and Husavikurkirkja. Step off the beaten path and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Hverfjall. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Husavik takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Husavik are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Faro de Gardur
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diamond Beach and Svartifoss Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Skaftafell (Svinafell Glacier & Lac Polaire), Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon). There's still lots to do: laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hofn route planner.

Getting from Husavik to Hofn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Hofn sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skogar Museum and Reyniskyrka Church. Explore hidden gems such as Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Sólheimajökulll. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss & Skaftarstofa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

3
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lava Centre and Eldheimar. Let the collections at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja) and Sagnheimar Folk Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Hvolsvollur with an excursion to Skalholt Cathedral in Fludir--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hella, Vestmannaeyjar, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja), Urridafoss Waterfall
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Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tales from Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition (in Stokkseyri), Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas) and LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga (in Hveragerdi). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and don't miss a visit to Laugavegur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online visit planner.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grindavik, Blaskogabyggd, Selfoss, Fridheimar, Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

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