31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Akureyri
— 5 nights
+2
Bus to Bsí, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Sao Paulo

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Videy Island. Visiting Gullfoss Falls and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Gunnuhver Hot Springs), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online holiday builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Reykjavik, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Laki Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, then examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grundarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur

— 2 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, then surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Seljalandsfoss, and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur travel site.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Hvolsvollur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 4 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore hidden gems such as Svartifoss Waterfall and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Svinafell Glacier (in Skaftafell), Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Escape the urban bustle at Krafla Lava Fields and Hofdi. Change things up with a short trip to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planning website.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Goðafoss Waterfall will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Brunir Horse and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi (in Hofsos), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder website.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.