40 days in Iceland Itinerary

40 days in Iceland Itinerary

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40 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Reykjahlid
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Isafjordur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Hellnar
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Poznan

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Reykjavik Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hraunfossar and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost), Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, explore the world behind art at Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, steep yourself in history at Videy Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik online trip planner .

Poznan, Poland to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Poznan to Reykjavik. Traveling from Poznan in October, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Yntri Tunga Beach, Hraunfossar, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Perlan ©
Perlan
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

4
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mýrdalsjökull and Lava Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skogasafn and Vik Church. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vik planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Lava Centre, Gljufrafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogasafn ©
Skogasafn

4
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Step out of the city life by going to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Ljótipollur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laugavegur and Systrafoss.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Lac Polaire, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get outside with Diamond Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hof travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

8
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Krafla Lava Fields. The Husavik Whale Museum and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: The Exploration Museum (in Husavik) and Bustarfell Museum (in Vopnafjordur). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), head outdoors with Hofdi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hof in November, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall, Bustarfell Museum
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

6
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Herring Era Museum and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid) and Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and don't miss a visit to Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri holiday planning app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Siglufjordur, Godafoss, Glaumbaer Museum, Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

4
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Visiting Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Bolafjall will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft and The Arctic Fox Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isafjordur: Sheep Farming Museum (in Holmavik), Skruour Botanical gardens (in Thingeyri) and Latrabjarg bird cliffs (in Latrabjarg).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Isafjordur journey builder app .

You can fly from Akureyri to Isafjordur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Akureyri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Isafjordur, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Isafjordur

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Holmavik, The Old Bookstore, Skruour Botanical gardens, The Arctic Fox Centre
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

3
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Budir Church and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Kirkjufell Mountain in Grundarfjorour (about 50 minutes away).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hellnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isafjordur to Hellnar takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Iceland, Snaefellsbaer, Budir Church, Kirkjufell Mountain, Londrangar Basalt Cliffs
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

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