35 days in Iceland Itinerary

35 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
2
Akureyri
— 7 nights
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
5
Vik
— 4 nights
6
Hella
— 2 nights
7
Geysir
— 2 nights

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur, Thingvellir National Park, &more) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas, Ring Road, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid) and Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akureyri online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Víðimýrarkirkja, Grjotagja Cave
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 2:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vatnajokull National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. In May in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aldeyjarfoss, Laugafell
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more), Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir) and Djupivogur (Bakkabud & Sveinsstekksfoss). There's much more to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In May, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Laugarfell
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Skaftarstofa, &more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Seljalandsfoss, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, thenhead outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Hekluhestar, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hella trip builder.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geysir trip builder.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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