30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 10 nights
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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laki Tours and Cave Vatnshellir. Get outdoors at Djúpalónssandur beach and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour online trip maker.

Winnipeg, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary app.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Blaskogabyggd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Sólheimajökulll and Black Sand Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mýrdalsjökull and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Stjornarfoss). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip website.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diamond Beach and Walking tours. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Lagoon and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Vatnajokull and Svinafell Glacier. Escape the urban bustle at Svartifoss Waterfall and Flaajokull Glacier. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature

Akureyri

— 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whale Watching Hauganes and Thermal Spas. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Hverfjall. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Husavikurkirkja). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akureyri, with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 10 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours and Thingvellir National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Hraunfossar and Dogsledding Iceland. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost) and Viking World (in Keflavik). There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Reykjavik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, Reykjavik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · 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.