30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), History Museum of Reykjanesbaer (in Keflavik) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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San Diego, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Reykjavik is 8 hours. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 55°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Speed Boats Tours, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park

— 3 nights
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hofn trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Gljúfrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, then get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 29th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geysir are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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.