49 days in Iceland Itinerary

49 days in Iceland Itinerary

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49 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 5 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Akureyri
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Thingeyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Olafsvik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Husafell
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 1st (Mon), take a memorable drive along Ring Road.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip builder site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Ring Road

5
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". Get in touch with nature at Nauthusagil Waterfall and Hekla. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hekluhestar and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Vestmannaeyjar (Horseback Riding Tours, Storhofdi (Great Cape), & more), Hrunalaug (in Fludir) and Thjofafoss (in Hella). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja), contemplate the long history of Keldur, and look for gifts at UNA Local Store.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur road trip planning tool .

Getting from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vestmannaeyjar, Hella, Hekla, Hrunalaug, Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja)
Highlights from your plan
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall
Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Heimaklettur (Home Rock) ©
Heimaklettur (Home Rock)

5
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reynisfjara Beach and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Visiting Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Skogar (Seljavallalaug & Kvernufoss) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Foss a Sidu). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hjorleifshofoi, hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get impressive views of Katla Volcano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vik online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Katla Volcano, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

5
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visiting Diamond Beach and Hoffellsjokull Glacier will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bulandstindur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Djupivogur (The Bulandsnes, JFS Handcraft, & more), Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center and enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hofn travel planning app .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Hofn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Diamond Beach, Laugarfell, Hofskirkja Church
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Laugarfell ©
Laugarfell
Bulandstindur ©
Bulandstindur

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Svartifoss Waterfall and Flaajokull Glacier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skaftafellsjokull and Lac Polaire.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner .

Getting from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. June in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Laugafell
Highlights from your plan
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skutustaoagigar and Jokulsargljufur National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Thermal Spas, & more), Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and "The elephant" Ljosastapi (in Vopnafjordur). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), explore the striking landscape at Askja, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi, "The elephant" Ljosastapi, Faro de Gardur
Highlights from your plan
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

8
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Glaumbaer Museum and Akureyrarkirkja. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hrutey Island will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur), Varmahlid (Horseback Riding Tours & Víðimýrarkirkja) and Textile Museum (in Blonduos). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Estuary of the river Eyjafjardara, take an in-depth tour of Nonni's House, see the interesting displays at Akureyri Museum, and contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online trip builder .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thingeyri.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Blonduos, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Kalfshamarsvik, Holar Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalfshamarsvik ©
Kalfshamarsvik

3
nights
Thingeyri

Thingeyri ©
On the 6th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Skruour Botanical gardens and then stroll through Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jon Sigurdsson Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Svalvogar.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Thingeyri day trip planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Thingeyri in 7 hours. While traveling from Akureyri, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thingeyri, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olafsvik.

Things to do in Thingeyri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hrafnseyri, Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi
Highlights from your plan
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

5
nights
Olafsvik

Olafsvik ©
Ólafsvík is a small town in Iceland on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Explore hidden gems such as Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Skardsvik Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Djúpalónssandur beach and Ytri Tunga Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olafsvik: Snaefellsbaer (Rauofeldsgja, Berserkjahraun, & more), Hellnar (Malariff Lighthouse & Hellnar Church) and Stykkisholmur (Sugandisey, Lighthouse Sugandisey, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Lysuholslaug, pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, visit a coastal fixture at Svortuloft Lighthouse, and admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olafsvik holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Thingeyri to Olafsvik takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Husafell.

Things to do in Olafsvik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Hellnar, Stykkisholmur, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Ytri Tunga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cave and Borgarvirki. Visiting Icelandic Seal Center and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore Husafell's surroundings by going to Stora - Asgeirsa (in Hvammstangi), Bifrost (Illugastaoir Farm & Glanni Waterfall) and Kjalvegur (in Hunavatnshreppur). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Snorralaug, get a taste of life in the country at Hestaland, admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, and explore the striking landscape at Eldborg Crater.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Husafell travel route planner .

Drive from Olafsvik to Husafell in 2.5 hours. In July in Husafell, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Reykholt, Hvammstangi, Bifrost, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
The Cave ©
The Cave
Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall
Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center

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