43 days in Iceland Itinerary

43 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

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 20th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Gjain, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geysir trip builder app.

Aarhus, Denmark to Geysir is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Aarhus, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Hjalparfoss, Gjain, Fridheimar, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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. Go for a jaunt from Hella to Hvolsvollur to see Nauthusagil Waterfall about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, look for gifts at UNA Local Product, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hella visit planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Hella sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, South Region, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Stjornarfoss). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 29th (Mon), hike along Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In June in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

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

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn road trip app.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Hofn in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

Start your trip to Reykjahlid by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.

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

6
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 Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

18
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: The Cave People (in Laugarvatn), Thingvellir (Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, &more) and Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Selfoss, Mosfellsbaer, Keflavik Maritime Center, Langjokull Glacier
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 31:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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