38 days in Iceland Itinerary

38 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
— 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
— 15 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.
Geysir is known for nature and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geysir trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geysir is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Geysir reach 2°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.
Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then get outside with Gljúfrafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall and then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella online trip planner.

Getting from Geysir to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Hella. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

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Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn itinerary builder site.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip website.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In January in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Akureyri — 6 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swimming Pool Dalvik (in Dalvik) and The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and contemplate the long history of Laxdal House (Laxdalshus).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Reykjavik — 15 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), Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss) and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn). Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 18 — Feb 2:

Iceland travel guide

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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.