44 days in Iceland Itinerary

44 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 15 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Gjain and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geysir itinerary website.

Doha, Qatar to Geysir is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: high temperatures in Geysir hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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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. Change things up with a short trip to Nauthusagil Waterfall in Hvolsvollur (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, and get outside with Hekluhestar.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 31st (Sat), go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vatnajokull National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the striking landscape at Askja, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 Akureyri's surroundings by going to Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur), Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Rauoanes Point, &more) and The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, stop by Flora, Akureyri, and see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 15 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & Hafnarfjall), Selfoss (Kerið, Selfosskirkja, &more) and Kotstrandarkirkja (in Olfuss). Spend the 30th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see Off-Road Tours, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker website.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.