43 days in Iceland Itinerary

43 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Drive
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Reykholt
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 21 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Blaskogabyggd at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reyniskirkja Church and Skogar Museum. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, look for gifts at Vik Wool Vikurprjon, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Shopping
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Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

Hofn — 5 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get outdoors at Fellsfjara and Glacier Lagoon. Step off the beaten path and head to Vatnajokull and Hofn Swimming Pool. Go for a jaunt from Hofn to Skaftafell to see Svartifoss Waterfall about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hofn attractions planner.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Akureyri.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

Akureyri — 7 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Glaumbaer Museum and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Old Farmhouse Laufas and The Húsavík Whale Museum. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to Langhus Farm in Skagafjordur, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Akureyri tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Hofn to Akureyri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Akureyri. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykholt.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

Reykholt — 1 night

Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykholt trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykholt takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Reykholt when traveling from Akureyri in November, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grundarfjorour.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Grundarfjorour — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour visit planner.

Drive from Reykholt to Grundarfjorour in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Reykjavik — 21 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Handknitting Association of Iceland and Laugavegurfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Dogsledding Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss), Akranes Lighthouse (in Akranes) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 21:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.