40 days in Iceland Itinerary

40 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Hella
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 11 nights

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Midgard Adventure. Explore hidden gems such as Gljufrabui Waterfalls and Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hella: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall and see the interesting displays at Lava Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hella online tour itinerary maker.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Hella is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Hella due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gothenburg in June, plan for little chillier days in Hella, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

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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 Sólheimajökulll and True Adventure. Visit Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Zipline, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
True Adventure ©
True Adventure

3
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get outdoors at Walking tours and Glacier Lagoon. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Go for a jaunt from Hofn to Jokulsarlon to see Diamond Beach about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn online holiday maker.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Hofn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

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Walking tours
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Svartifoss Waterfall and Adventure Point. Get outdoors at Vatnajokull and Lac Polaire. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. Escape the urban bustle at Selfoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods). Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Saudarkrokur (Puffin and Friends & Grettislaug), Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid) and The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akureyri day trip website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Akureyri sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

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Speed Boats Tours
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Horseback Riding Tours

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Get in touch with nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laki Tours and Cave Vatnshellir. Venture out of the city with trips to Bjarnarfoss (in Snaefellsbaer) and Djúpalónssandur beach (in Hellnar).

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Getting from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

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Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Bruarfoss Waterfall and Geothermal area krysuvik. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Ljosafoss Power Station (in Selfoss), Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cruise along Ring Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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