40 days in Iceland Itinerary

40 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 14 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Bus
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik

— 14 nights
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 Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Akureyri

— 7 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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: Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Akureyri travel route planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Vatnajokull National Park side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Fellsfjara, &more). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Vik

— 5 nights
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 (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vik visit website.

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 31st (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Snaefellsbaer

— 6 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Snaefellsbaer: Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi), Stykkisholmur (Lighthouse Sugandisey & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Malariff Lighthouse). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer travel site.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Snaefellsbaer in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.