51 days in Iceland Itinerary

51 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik
— 11 nights
2
Borgarnes
— 3 nights
3
Stykkisholmur
— 3 nights
4
Isafjordur
— 2 nights
5
Akureyri
— 6 nights
6
Husavik
— 2 nights
7
Lake Myvatn
— 5 nights
8
Egilsstadir
— 2 nights
9
Hofn
— 2 nights
10
Vik
— 4 nights
11
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
12
Selfoss
— 5 nights

11
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Videy Island and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grotta Lighthouse and Domkirkjan. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with Laxnes Horse Farm, take a memorable excursion with Basecamp Iceland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and relax and float downstream with Adventures.com.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mosfellsbaer, Kleifarvatn, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Gullfoss Falls
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Laxnes Horse Farm ©
Laxnes Horse Farm

3
nights
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum. Get in touch with nature at Grábrók Volcano and Hraunfossar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Borgarnes: Snorrastofa (in Reykholt), Húsafell sundlaug (in Husafell) and Glymur (in Akranes). There's more to do: examine the collection at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar and stop by Ljomalind Farmers Market.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Borgarnes online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Reykjavik to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Borgarnes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Husafell, Snorrastofa, Grábrók Volcano, Glymur
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Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

3
nights
Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Get in touch with nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stykkisholmskirkja and Volcano Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Norska Husio, take in the awesome beauty at Helgafell, and examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stykkisholmur tour planner.

Traveling by car from Borgarnes to Stykkisholmur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Helgafell ©
Helgafell
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

2
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Escape the urban bustle at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Latrabjarg Cliffs. Osvor Maritime Museum and Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Isafjordur side-trips: Simbahollin Bike and Horse Rental (in Thingeyri) and Strokkur (in Geysir).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isafjordur trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Stykkisholmur to Isafjordur takes 6 hours. In May in Isafjordur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft, Osvor Maritime Museum, Latrabjarg Cliffs, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Simbahollin Bike and Horse Rental
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Latrabjarg Cliffs ©
Latrabjarg Cliffs
Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft ©
Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

6
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Viking Rafting and Skjaldarvik Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Pólar Hestar and IceAk - Super Jeep Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Local Guide of Vatnajokull (in Jokulsarlon), Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur) and Dalvik (Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland & Swimming Pool Dalvik). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall.

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Getting from Isafjordur to Akureyri by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dalvik, Local Guide of Vatnajokull, Herring Era Museum
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
IceAk - Super Jeep Tours ©
IceAk - Super Jeep Tours
 Pólar Hestar ©
Pólar Hestar

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall and then see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through North Sailing, take a pleasant ride with Saltvík Horse Rental, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Husavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Husavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Myvatn.

Things to do in Husavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Selfoss Waterfall
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Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
North Sailing ©
North Sailing

5
nights
Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn ©
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hverfjall. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Skutustaoagigar. Step out of Lake Myvatn with an excursion to Goðafoss Waterfall in Akureyri--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the dramatic natural features at Askja.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Myvatn road trip app.

Drive from Husavik to Lake Myvatn in an hour. In June in Lake Myvatn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Goðafoss Waterfall
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about all things military at Icelandic Wartime Museum, thenhead outdoors with Meleyri, and then browse the exhibits of Petra Stone Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Skriduklaustur, get answers to all your questions at Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center, and then get engrossed in the history at East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands).

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Egilsstadir trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lake Myvatn to Egilsstadir in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Petra Stone Collection, Meleyri, Icelandic Wartime Museum
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Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur
Icelandic Wartime Museum ©
Icelandic Wartime Museum
Petra Stone Collection ©
Petra Stone Collection

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar and then try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glacier Lagoon, Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

4
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mýrdalsjökull and Laugavegur. Take a break from the city and head to Seljavallalaug and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Step out of Vik to go to Vatnajokull National Park and see Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Laugavegur, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Explore hidden gems such as Skogar Museum and Hella Horse Rental. Get outdoors at Haifoss and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Take a break from Hvolsvollur with a short trip to Ljótipollur in Landmannalaugar, about 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Hekluhestar and see the interesting displays at Saga Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Ljótipollur, Skogar Museum, Haifoss, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Haifoss ©
Haifoss
Hella Horse Rental ©
Hella Horse Rental

5
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Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Nupshestar and Solhestar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel and Fridheimar. Explore Selfoss' surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths (in Laugarvatn) and Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring (in Reykholt). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, learn the secrets of production at Geothermal Exhibition, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, and see the interesting displays at The Ghost Centre.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Selfoss online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Reykholt, Fludir, Thingvellir National Park, Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
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The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel ©
The Icelandic Horse Park Fakasel
Nupshestar ©
Nupshestar
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring ©
Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

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