44 days in Iceland Itinerary

44 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
2
Akureyri
— 10 nights
3
Hofn
— 5 nights
4
Vik
— 6 nights
5
Hella
— 5 nights
6
Geysir
— 5 nights

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will enjoy Hallgrimskirkja and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi), Husafell (Húsafell sundlaug & Hraunfossar) and Selfoss (Kerið & Ljosafoss Power Station). There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Husafell, Selfoss, Thermal Spas, Ring Road, Kotstrandarkirkja
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Húsafell sundlaug ©
Húsafell sundlaug

10
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Family-friendly places like Swimmingpool and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid), The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos) and Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hofsos, Víðimýrarkirkja, Hafragilsfoss
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi ©
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Bring the kids along to Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Skaftafell (Skaftafellsjokull, Svinafell Glacier, &more), Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). It doesn't end there: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hofn driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hofn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hofskirkja Church
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Lac Polaire ©
Lac Polaire
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Attractions like Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Scenic Green Lava Walk, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

Plan my day in Vik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Katla Volcano, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

5
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. Kids will enjoy Hekla and SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Hella side-trips: Nauthusagil Waterfall (in Hvolsvollur) and Vestmannaeyjar (Storhofdi (Great Cape) & Heimaklettur (Home Rock)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, contemplate the long history of Keldur, and get impressive views of Eldfell.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella road trip app.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hella can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Vestmannaeyjar, Hekla, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Eldfell
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary ©
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Eldfell
Eldfell

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Gullfoss Falls and Hjalparfoss. Explore Geysir's surroundings by going to Gjain (in Svartsengi) and Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geysir driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Reykholt, Hjalparfoss, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Hjalparfoss ©
Hjalparfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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