41 days in Iceland Itinerary

41 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary maker

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 17 nights
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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and then head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geysir itinerary planner.

Valencia, Spain to Geysir is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Valencia in December, you will find days in Geysir are colder (2°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Hella

— 3 nights
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. Hella is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, cast your line with MudShark Tours, and contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Hella day trip website.

Getting from Geysir to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hella, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Vik

— 5 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hofn travel route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Akureyri

— 6 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: The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Swimming Pool Dalvik (in Dalvik). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri vacation maker.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Akureyri, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Reykjavik

— 17 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route builder tool.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — Feb 4:

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.