41 days in Iceland Itinerary

41 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Hofn
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
7
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Akureyri
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: London

10
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Grotta Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas), Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi) and Hveragerdi (Kotstrandarkirkja & Reykjadalur Hot Springs). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), experience rural life at Fridheimar, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from London in February, expect Reykjavik to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindavik, Reykholt, Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Bridge Between Continents
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, then explore the striking landscape at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, then visit a coastal fixture at Svortuloft Lighthouse, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Olafsvik, Budir Church, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

2
nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Barnafoss, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Surtshellir Lava Cave, get a dose of the wild on The Cave, and then hike along Husafell Hiking.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Husafell route planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Husafell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Husafell are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykholt, Husafell Hiking, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Brugghus Steoja
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Cave ©
The Cave
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Geysir ©
Geysir
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Hella (Horseback Riding Tours & Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall), Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Hella, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Step out of the city life by going to Diamond Beach and The Bulandsnes. Visit Hvalnes Lighthouse and Hofskirkja Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur), Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon & Glacier Lagoon) and Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hofn, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Laugarfell, Hofskirkja Church
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Laugarfell ©
Laugarfell

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vatnajokull and Svartifoss Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Svinafell Glacier and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In March in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Thermal Spas. Get in touch with nature at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Jokulsargljufur National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavikurkirkja (in Husavik), Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjahlid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in March, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Jokulsargljufur National Park, Moorudalur Farm, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

7
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holar Cathedral and Saurbaejarkirkja. Take a break from the city and head to Hlíðarfjall and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Akureyri are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Holar Cathedral
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Horseback Riding Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Holar Cathedral ©
Holar Cathedral

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