38 days in Iceland Itinerary

38 days in Iceland Itinerary

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38 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Karachi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gjain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geysir day trip site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Geysir is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Karachi to Geysir, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Gjain, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
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". Lava Centre and Sagnheimar Folk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja), contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, and look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vestmannaeyjar, Hekla, Haifoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja)
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Reyniskirkja Church. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get a sense of the local culture at The Thorbergur center and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Vatnajokull National Park: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Laugafell, Hofskirkja Church
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Bustarfell Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur), Faro de Gardur (in Gardur) and Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & The Transportation Museum at Ystafell). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Faro de Gardur, Moorudalur Farm, Bustarfell Museum
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Bustarfell Museum ©
Bustarfell Museum

6
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
The Icelandic Emigration Center and Saurbaejarkirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Varmahlid (Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, Víðimýrarkirkja, & more) and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akureyri day trip app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Hofsos
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

10
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition (in Stokkseyri) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, wander the streets of Laugavegur, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reykjavik, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Selfoss, Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition, Krysuvik Cliffs, Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 10:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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