57 days in Iceland Itinerary

57 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 8 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 24 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 1 night
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 20th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Brussels, Belgium to Geysir is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Geysir. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Geysir at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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. Hella is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, stop by UNA Local Product, and contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hella online holiday planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hella are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and get impressive views of Katla Volcano.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vik trip maker app.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 8 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Horseback Riding Tours, &more), Langhus Farm (in Skagafjordur) and Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, soothe aching muscles at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri journey builder app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

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Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 24 nights
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 Keflavik (Keflavik Maritime Center & History Museum of Reykjanesbaer), Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, explore the activities along Kerið, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planning site.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.