41 days in Iceland Itinerary

41 days in Iceland Itinerary

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41 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  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
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kerið. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi), Hveragerdi (Kotstrandarkirkja & Reykjadalur Hot Springs) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and browse the exhibits of Perlan.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Selfoss, Grindavik, Hveragerdi, Bridge Between Continents, Thingvellir National Park
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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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, then visit a coastal fixture at Svortuloft Lighthouse, and finally admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Budir Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour trip planner.

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

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, then admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Surtshellir Lava Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, and then trek along Husafell Hiking.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Husafell tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Husafell in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykholt, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Husafell Hiking, 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, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

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Traveling by car from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. In March in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reynisfjara Beach and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Get outdoors at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Beach and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (The Bulandsnes & Sveinsstekksfoss), Jokulsarlon (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Glacier Lagoon) and Laugarfell (in Egilsstadir).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hofn tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Svartifoss Waterfall. Get in touch with nature at Vatnajokull and Skaftafellsjokull.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Dettifoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Your inner history buff will appreciate Moorudalur Farm and Faro de Gardur. Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Thermal Spas, Husavikurkirkja, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in March, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Jokulsargljufur National Park, Selfoss Waterfall, Faro de Gardur
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

7
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hlíðarfjall. Holar Cathedral and Matthiasarhus will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. 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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