33 days in Iceland Itinerary

33 days in Iceland Itinerary

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33 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hofn
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akureyri
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cork

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Cork, Ireland to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. In November, Reykjavik is slightly colder than Cork - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Step out of Geysir to go to Svartsengi and see Gjain, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

Before you visit Geysir, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Geysir, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Gjain
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. Go for a jaunt from Hella to Skalholt to see Haifoss about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Seljalandsfoss, and contemplate the long history of Keldur.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Haifoss, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Hekla
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Hekla ©
Hekla

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of Vik to go to Kirkjubaejarklaustur and see Stjornarfoss, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, get impressive views of Katla Volcano, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Stjornarfoss, Reynisdrangar, Katla Volcano
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planning site .

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Faro de Gardur (in Gardur), Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and explore the striking landscape at Askja.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjahlid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in December, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Faro de Gardur
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

7
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos) and Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Varmahlid, The Icelandic Emigration Center
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

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