31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Videy Island, and take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 49°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Let the collections at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Glaumbaer Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods). Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to The Exploration Museum (in Husavik), Monumento a Stephan Stephansson (in Skagafjordur) and Saudarkrokur (Tannery Visitor Centre & Grettislaug). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Krafla Lava Fields and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hverfjall and Hofdi. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park to see Hafragilsfoss about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid travel planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hofn

— 4 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Svartifoss Waterfall and Diamond Beach. Get in touch with nature at Walking tours and Stokksnes. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Svinafell Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hofn holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hofn, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sólheimajökulll and Icelandic Lava Show. Get in touch with nature at Mýrdalsjökull and Kirkjugolf. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Foss a Sidu). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and look for gifts at Vik Wool Vikurprjon.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Laki Tours. Get outdoors at Cave Vatnshellir and Kirkjufellsfoss. Explore Snaefellsbaer's surroundings by going to Arnarstapi (Ytri Tunga Beach & Gatklettur), Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn) and Djúpalónssandur beach (in Hellnar).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Snaefellsbaer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.