40 days in Iceland Itinerary

40 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Hella
— 3 nights
2
Vik
— 4 nights
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
5
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
6
Akureyri
— 6 nights
7
Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
8
Reykjavik
— 11 nights

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. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Explore hidden gems such as Haifoss and Urridafoss Waterfall. Step out of Hella with an excursion to Gullfoss Falls in Blaskogabyggd--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: push the limits with Midgard Adventure, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella day trip tool.

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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hella: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Urridafoss Waterfall, Haifoss, Gullfoss Falls, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

4
nights
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 Icelandic Lava Show. 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). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Reynisdrangar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
True Adventure ©
True Adventure

3
nights
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 The Thorbergur center. 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Svartifoss Waterfall and Vatnajokull. Get outdoors at Svinafell Glacier 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.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

5
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Selfoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). The adventure continues: get outside with Hofdi, 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.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Akureyri

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 Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Venture out of the city with trips to Saudarkrokur (Puffin and Friends & Grettislaug), The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik) and Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid). 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.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Saudarkrokur, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Herring Era Museum, The Húsavík Whale Museum, Glaumbaer Museum
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Speed Boats Tours
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Get in touch with nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Kirkjufell Mountain. Visit Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grundarfjorour: Snaefellsbaer (Cave Vatnshellir & Bjarnarfoss).

Discover how to plan a Grundarfjorour trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

11
nights
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar), Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss) and Ljosafoss Power Station (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik, 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.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Bifrost, Grindavik, Borgarnes, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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