48 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 23 nights
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik — 23 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Grindavik (Brimketill, Blue Lagoon, &more) and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn). Make the 25th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Spend the 31st (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, wander the streets of Laugavegur, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik vacation builder.

Paris, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Goðafoss Waterfall and Swimming Pool Dalvik will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), Husavikurkirkja (in Husavik) and Palshus (in Olafsfjordur). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, make a trip to Hearts in Akureyri, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri journey planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Akureyri in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hofn.
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Lagoon and Fellsfjara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss, Audun's Mineral collection, &more). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn with the Route module. January in Hofn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Geysir.
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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 24th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Blesi, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir journey maker website.

Fly from Hofn to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Geysir sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hella.
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Hella side-trips: Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Nauthusagil Waterfall (in Hvolsvollur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Hella, boost your wellbeing at Thermal Pool Hvolsvollur, and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Geysir to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Geysir in January since evenings lows in Hella dip to 1°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 5 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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