31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 9 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Grindavik (Brimketill, Thermal Spas, &more) and Selfoss (Ljosafoss Power Station, Kerið, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online tour itinerary maker.

Karachi, Pakistan to Reykjavik is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Karachi to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & The Húsavík Whale Museum) and Iceland Horse Tours (in Saudarkrokur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), learn the secrets of beer at Akureyri Luxur, and view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Golf

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 4 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 outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid day trip app.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
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 (Systrafoss, Skaftarstofa, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vik tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. May in Vik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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. On the 27th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at UNA Local Product, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hella day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hella are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

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You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

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.