42 days in Iceland Itinerary

42 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly
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Husavik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Isafjordur
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Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Husafell
— 1 night
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Videy Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerið (in Selfoss), Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik) and Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi). Make the 25th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Syracuse, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Reykjavik is 5 hours. When traveling from Syracuse in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:

5
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Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and The Húsavík Whale Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Dettifoss Waterfall. Explore Husavik's surroundings by going to Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Husavikurkirkja.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Husavik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Husavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Husavik sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

7
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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get some historical perspective at Víðimýrarkirkja and Matthiasarhus. Step off the beaten path and head to Herring Era Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur), Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos) and Holar Cathedral (in Holar). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri travel route planning app.

Getting from Husavik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for Vatnajokull National Park on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 10:

4
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Vatnajokull National Park

Explore hidden gems such as Diamond Beach and Vatnajokull. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Svartifoss Waterfall will get you outdoors. Take a break from Vatnajokull National Park with a short trip to Hofskirkja Church in Hof, about 2 hours away. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Get outdoors at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Systrafoss. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar and Skaftarstofa. Explore Kirkjubaejarklaustur's surroundings by going to Landmannalaugar (Ljótipollur & Laugavegur). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Laki Craters and admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get outdoors at Black Sand Beach and Mýrdalsjökull. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sólheimajökulll and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. When in Vik, make a side trip to see Kvernufoss in Skogar, approximately Skogar away. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd road trip planning tool.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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Isafjordur

Explore hidden gems such as Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and The Arctic Fox Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Bolafjall and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Step out of Isafjordur to go to Thingeyri and see Skruour Botanical gardens, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Isafjordur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Blaskogabyggd in July: highs in Isafjordur hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Husafell.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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Husafell

Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, then experience rural life at Illugastaoir Farm, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, and finally experience rural life at Haafell Goats and Roses. On your second day here, try out the rides at Húsafell sundlaug and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Husafell journey planner.

You can drive from Isafjordur to Husafell in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isafjordur in July: highs in Husafell hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Husafell

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

5
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Snaefellsbaer

Explore hidden gems such as Kirkjufell Mountain and Budir Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Svortuloft Lighthouse and Olafsvikurkirkja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Snaefellsbaer: Latrabjarg (Latrabjarg Cliffs & Latrabjarg bird cliffs) and Londrangar (in Hellnar). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer trip builder app.

You can drive from Husafell to Snaefellsbaer in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

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.