44 days in Iceland & Helsinki Itinerary

44 days in Iceland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 10 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 12 nights

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Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 5th (Sun), stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then take an unforgettable tour with Southcoast Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Dogsledding Iceland, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur online tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. In September, Hvolsvollur is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

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Dogsledding Iceland
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Southcoast Adventure
4.7

4
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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Black Sand Beach and True Adventure. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Skaftarstofa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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Drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

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Must see
Black Sand Beach
4.7
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Waterfall
Skogafoss
4.8
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Parasailing / Paragliding
True Adventure
4.9

1
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Riding Tours South Iceland, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd attractions planner.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

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Gullfoss Falls
4.8
Hot Spring
Strokkur
4.6
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Horseback Riding Tour
Riding Tours South Iceland
4.8

1
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary website.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Hiking Trail
Laugavegur
4.8
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Water Body
Ljótipollur
4.6
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Scenic Walking Area
Landmannalaugar
4.7

2
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Vatnajokull National Park
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
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World heritage site
Vatnajokull
4.8

5
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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths. Take a break from Reykjahlid with a short trip to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, and Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Water Body
Lake Myvatn
4.4
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Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths
4.4

6
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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Head to Flora, Akureyri and Linda Ola - Studio & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Whale Watching Hauganes and Jokulsargljufur National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik), Rauoanes Point (in Husavik) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, shop like a local with Brunir Horse, get outside with Aldeyjarfoss, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

Discover how to plan a Akureyri trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Hidden People Icelandfor plenty of shopping. Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas), Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi) and Thingvellir (Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, &more). Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, explore the activities along Kerið, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip app.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9
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Hallgrimskirkja
4.4

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, stop by Artisaani, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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