46 days in Iceland Itinerary

46 days in Iceland Itinerary

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46 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Reykjavik
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

9
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi), Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja) and Skagastrond (Kalfshamarsvik & The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder app .

Berlin, Germany to Akureyri is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Akureyri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Hofsos, Skagastrond
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Faro de Gardur (in Gardur), Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Faro de Gardur, Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reykjahlid in October since evenings lows in Vatnajokull National Park dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, & more) and Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hofn using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. November in Hofn sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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 Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, & more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
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". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar), Haifoss (in Skalholt) and Thjofafoss (in Hella). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, look for gifts at UNA Local Store, and contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Haifoss, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Laugavegur, Eldheimar
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Hekla ©
Hekla

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 16th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gjain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir and then tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geysir road trip tool .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Gjain
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

11
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Brugghus Steoja, The Settlement Center, Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Hraunfossar, Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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