30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Vik
— 5 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 8th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Blaskogabyggd are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary site.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can 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 15th (Sun): trek along Laugavegur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fellsfjara). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 4 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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Rauoanes Point, &more), Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and relax and rejuvenate at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 7 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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.