57 days in Iceland Itinerary

57 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 30 nights
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Akureyri
— 8 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 30 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 Selfoss (Kerið & Ljosafoss Power Station), Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more) and Keflavik (Viking World, Duushus Museum, &more). Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online tour itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Swimming Pool Dalvik (in Dalvik) and Rauoanes Point (in Husavik). The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), sample some tasty brews at Akureyri Luxur, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vatnajokull National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in January since evenings lows in Vatnajokull National Park dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Hofn

— 4 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Djupivogur (Arfleifd, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Glacier Adventure, get outside with Outdoor Activities, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In January, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 5 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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. Get out of town with these interesting Hella side-trips: Nauthusagil Waterfall (in Hvolsvollur) and Dogsledding Iceland (in Mosfellsbaer). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, stop by UNA Local Product, and examine the collection at Lava Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary app.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
On the 4th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. On your second day here, get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir online trip builder.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hella in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Geysir, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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.