42 days in Iceland Itinerary

42 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Syracuse
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Husavik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Akureyri
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Bus + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
9
Husafell
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Syracuse

7
nights
Reykjavik

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 Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik), Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi) and Kerið (in Selfoss). Make the 25th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool.

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 much colder days and slightly colder 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

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Keflavik Maritime Center, Hvalsneskirkja, Lava Centre, Kerið
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

5
nights
Husavik

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 Krafla Lava Fields. Take a break from the city and head to Hverfjall and Jokulsargljufur National Park. Step out of Husavik to go to Gardur and see Faro de Gardur, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip app.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Husavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Faro de Gardur, Jokulsargljufur National Park
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

7
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get some historical perspective at Holar Cathedral 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: Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos), Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid) and Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Siglufjordur, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Lake Myvatn, Holar Cathedral, Víðimýrarkirkja
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Explore hidden gems such as Diamond Beach and Hofskirkja Church. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajokull will get you outdoors. 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hofskirkja Church
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Get outdoors at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Laugavegur. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaftarstofa and Foss a Sidu. Step out of Kirkjubaejarklaustur to go to Landmannalaugar and see Ljótipollur, which is approximately 3 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Laki Craters, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, and contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

Find out how to plan Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get outdoors at Sólheimajökulll and Skogafoss. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mýrdalsjökull and Kvernufoss. When in Vik, make a side trip to see Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss in Hvolsvollur, approximately Hvolsvollur away. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. 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

Side Trips

Skogar, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

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

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Explore hidden gems such as Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Hversdagssafn - Museum of Everyday Life. 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 flight from Blaskogabyggd to Isafjordur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre, Skruour Botanical gardens, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Husafell

Husafell ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, thenexperience rural life at Illugastaoir Farm, thenindulge 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 do a combination of car, bus, and taxi from Isafjordur to Husafell in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bifrost, Brugghus Steoja, Haafell Goats and Roses
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Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Brugghus Steoja ©
Brugghus Steoja

5
nights
Snaefellsbaer

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: Londrangar (in Hellnar) and Latrabjarg (Latrabjarg Cliffs & Latrabjarg bird cliffs). 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

Side Trips

Hellnar, Latrabjarg, Grundarfjorour, Olafsvikurkirkja, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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