47 days in Iceland Itinerary

47 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
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Akureyri
— 9 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 18 nights
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Hella

— 2 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. On the 17th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hella sightseeing planner.

Rome, Italy to Hella is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Hella. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Hella reach 14°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik journey builder tool.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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 24th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and then get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Geysir takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hofn.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 4 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: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof), Skaftafell (Lac Polaire & Svartifoss Waterfall) and Vatnajokull National Park (Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park & Vatnajokull). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara.

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You can fly from Geysir to Hofn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid holiday maker app.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Akureyri

— 9 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Siglufjordur (Folk Music Center & Herring Era Museum), Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Salka Whale Watching, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, examine the collection at The Industry Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 18 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: Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost), Akranes (Glymur & Akranes Folk Museum) and Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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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.