42 days in Iceland Itinerary

42 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Aarhus
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 17 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Aarhus

17
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the activities along Kerið.

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Aarhus, Denmark to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aarhus to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Aarhus, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Grindavik, Selfoss, Keflavik Maritime Center, Hveradalir
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur) and Varmahlid (Víðimýrarkirkja & Glaumbaer Museum). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Puffin and Friends
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hafragilsfoss, Moorudalur Farm
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hofn planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

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Traveling by car from Hofn to Landmannalaugar takes 5 hours. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Vik vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Reynisdrangar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
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. Step out of Hella to go to Hvolsvollur and see Nauthusagil Waterfall, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, and look for gifts at UNA Local Product.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella trip tool.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, South Region, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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