30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
2
Akureyri
— 4 nights
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Vik
— 3 nights
6
Grundarfjorour
— 4 nights

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Hraunfossar and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Lake Tjornin. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Cave (in Reykholt), Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss) and Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, head off the coast to Videy Island, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Grindavik, Bifrost, The Cave People, Thjofafoss
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Cave ©
The Cave
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Step out of Akureyri to go to Varmahlid and see Glaumbaer Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Nonni's House, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akureyri travel route planning site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Akureyri sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get in touch with nature at Krafla Lava Fields and Selfoss Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get outdoors at Diamond Beach and The Bulandsnes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vatnajokull and Hofn Swimming Pool. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Bakkabud (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hofn online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hofn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Vatnajokull, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Diamond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mýrdalsjökull and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss & Scenic Green Lava Walk). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar Museum, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

4
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Step out of the city life by going to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Step off the beaten path and head to Kirkjufellsfoss and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Change things up with these side-trips from Grundarfjorour: Budir Church (in Budir) and Djúpalónssandur beach (in Hellnar).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour travel planner.

You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Budahraun, Budir Church, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Cave Vatnshellir
Highlights from your plan
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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