46 days in Iceland Itinerary

46 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 27 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Riding Tours South Iceland in Fludir (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Geysir is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Geysir, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Geysir hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, and then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. November in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
When in Vatnajokull National Park, make a side trip to see Askja in Reykjahlid, approximately Reykjahlid away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vatnajokull National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. November in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Local Guide of Vatnajokull, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Svinafell tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Svinafell with the Route module. In November in Svinafell, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 5 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftareldahraun & Stjornarfoss). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik holiday maker.

You can drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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. Take a break from Hella with a short trip to Dogsledding Iceland in Mosfellsbaer, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, examine the collection at Lava Centre, see the world from above with Southcoast Adventure, and look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hella day trip site.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hella sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 27 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 The Cave People (in Laugarvatn), Selfoss (Kerið, Ljosafoss Power Station, &more) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park, Thingvallakirkja church, &more). Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see Off-Road Tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hella to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hella in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjavik, with lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.