37 days in Iceland Itinerary

37 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik
— 12 nights
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Hella

— 2 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: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, examine the collection at Saga Center, steep yourself in history at Keldur, and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hella tour builder.

London, UK to Hella is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London in October, expect Hella to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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 (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip maker website.

Getting from Hella to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Stjornarfoss & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vik route maker website.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 10th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. October in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In October in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

Reykjavik

— 12 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur, Thingvellir National Park, &more) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Perlan, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 6:

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.