44 days in Iceland Itinerary

44 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Asbyrgi
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 7 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 22nd (Sat): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geysir is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Geysir. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Geysir reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Keldur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then stop by Seljalandsfoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally get outside with Gljúfrafoss. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hella road trip planning website.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Skogar (Kvernufoss & Seljavallalaug). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hofn vacation 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 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Step out of Vatnajokull National Park with an excursion to Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park journey planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Asbyrgi

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Minjasafnio a Bustarfelli - Bustarfell Museum in Vopnafjordur (about 1h 55 min away). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Jokulsargljufur National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Asbyrgi road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Asbyrgi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid), Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Asbyrgi to Akureyri in 2 hours. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 16:

Reykjavik

— 17 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Galgaklettur, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 28th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — Jul 3:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.