53 days in Iceland Itinerary

53 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 6 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
— 7 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 8 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 19 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On your second day here, head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Geysir online trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Geysir at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hella sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Vik

— 6 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: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

Discover how to plan a Vik trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 12th (Tue), go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park tour builder app.

Explore your travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. October in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Reykjahlid

— 7 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Reykjahlid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 25:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik), Husavik (Rauoanes Point, The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, &more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 2:

Reykjavik

— 19 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park), Selfoss (Iceland Safari - Private Tours & Kerið) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs, The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planning website.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in November since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 21:

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.