46 days in Iceland Itinerary

46 days in Iceland Itinerary

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46 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 14 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Blaskogabyggd
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Toronto

14
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Iceland and Perlan. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Selfoss (Olvisholt Brewery, Ljosafoss Power Station, & more), Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition (in Stokkseyri) and Hveragerdi (Kotstrandarkirkja & LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga). The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take a stroll through Laugavegur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik. While traveling from Toronto, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Selfoss, Keflavik, Kopavogur, Hveragerdi
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

8
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Goðafoss Waterfall and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and Puffin and Friends. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Textile Museum (in Blonduos), Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid) and Holar Cathedral (in Holar). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, get a taste of the local shopping with Brunir Horse, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akureyri road trip planning site .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Holar Cathedral, Textile Museum, Puffin and Friends, Glaumbaer Museum
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Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): experience rural life at Langhus Farm, take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Emigration Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery, and finally explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland.

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Traveling by car from Akureyri to Siglufjordur takes 1.5 hours. In September in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hofsos, Dalvik, Langhus Farm
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland ©

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore and learn at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Exploration Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bustarfell Museum and Moorudalur Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Husavik) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall, Bustarfell Museum
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visiting Glacier Lagoon and Svartifoss Waterfall will get you outdoors. Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to JFS Handcraft (in Djupivogur), Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

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Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, JFS Handcraft, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Hofskirkja Church, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

4
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 Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar. Escape the urban bustle at Skogafoss and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Stjornarfoss) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vik route planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Katla Volcano
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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". Museum-lovers will appreciate Eldheimar and Lava Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saeheimar Aquarium and Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja). Change things up with these side-trips from Hvolsvollur: Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar), Thjofafoss (in Hella) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, look for gifts at UNA Local Store, steep yourself in history at Keldur, and get impressive views of Hekla.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur vacation builder tool .

Drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hella, Vestmannaeyjar, Laugavegur, Haifoss, Hekla
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Visiting Gullfoss Falls and Gjain will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, meet the residents at Slakki Petting Zoo, and play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

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

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