42 days in Iceland Itinerary

42 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
2
Husavik
— 5 nights
3
Akureyri
— 7 nights
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 3 nights
6
Vik
— 3 nights
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
8
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
9
Husafell
— 1 night
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights

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 Lava Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi). Make the 25th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at The Settlement Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, 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

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Keflavik Maritime Center, Kerið, Thingvellir National Park, Ytri Tunga Beach
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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 Hverfjall. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Dettifoss Waterfall. Explore Husavik's surroundings by going to Faro de Gardur (in Gardur) and Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, 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

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Faro de Gardur, Jokulsargljufur National Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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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 Saurbaejarkirkja. Step off the beaten path and head to Herring Era Museum and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid), Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur) and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for Vatnajokull National Park on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Siglufjordur, Víðimýrarkirkja, Lake Myvatn, Holar Cathedral, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 10:
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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 Vatnajokull. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Vatnajokull National Park with a short trip to Hofskirkja Church in Hof, about 1h 55 min away.

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

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 Laki Craters. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skaftarstofa and Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar. Explore Kirkjubaejarklaustur's surroundings by going to Landmannalaugar (Ljótipollur & Laugavegur). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Systrafoss and explore the striking landscape at Skaftareldahraun.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur journey site.

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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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 Black Sand Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mýrdalsjökull and Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

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

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.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isafjordur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and 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. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in July, expect nights in Isafjordur to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Husafell.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Skruour Botanical gardens, The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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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, 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 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

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bifrost, Haafell Goats and Roses, Brugghus Steoja
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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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 Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Get a sense of the local culture at Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Snaefellsbaer: Latrabjarg (Latrabjarg Cliffs & Latrabjarg bird cliffs) and Londrangar (in Hellnar).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer trip planner.

Getting from Husafell to Snaefellsbaer by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Latrabjarg, Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Olafsvikurkirkja, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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