28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Kerið (in Selfoss). Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, examine the collection at Volcano House, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik journey maker app.

Rome, Italy to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours, Rauoanes Point, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, view the masterpieces at Brunir Horse, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri holiday maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon), Vatnajokull National Park (Vatnajokull & Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park) and Svartifoss Waterfall (in Skaftafell).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hofn trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hofn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Blaskogabyggd

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Gjain and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip builder.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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.