31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
2
Grindavik
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
4
Hella
— 2 nights
5
Vik
— 3 nights
6
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
7
Hofn
— 3 nights
8
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
9
Akureyri
— 5 nights

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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: The Cave People (in Laugarvatn), Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur) and Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi). Make the 5th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, The Cave People, Arnarker Cave, Kerið, Ring Road
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Grindavik

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thermal Spas. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Selatangar, make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape at Bridge Between Continents, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and finally get great views at Krysuvik Cliffs.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grindavik attractions planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Grindavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Krysuvik
Krysuvik
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
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 11th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thenrelax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir travel route builder site.

Getting from Grindavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Reykholt, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, thenadmire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally stop by UNA Local Product. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hella trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hella are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South Region, Urridafoss Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, UNA Local Product
Highlights from your plan
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
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 (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach), Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss & Bakkabud). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hofn travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Hofn in 5 hours. July in Hofn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Vatnajokull
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hafragilsfoss, Moorudalur Farm, Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

5
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri online visit planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

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