32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive
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Isafjordur
— 1 night
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Drive to Brjánslækur, Ferry to Stykkishólmur, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Borgarnes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keflavik
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Hamburg

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Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

Hamburg, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vik online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, Vik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and then don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

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You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. January in Svinafell sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 15th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hofn trip website.

Drive from Svinafell to Hofn in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Egilsstadir

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, then make a trip to Tvisongur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rjukandi Waterfall. On your second day here, hike along Storurd and then take an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Egilsstadir tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Egilsstadir when traveling from Hofn in January, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Husavik.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): test the waters at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip maker tool.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Husavik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Husavik, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums · Spas

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.
Step out of Akureyri to go to Dalvik and see Swimming Pool Dalvik, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

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Getting from Husavik to Akureyri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isafjordur

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Vestfirdir Tunnel and then see majestic marine mammals with Amazing Westfjords.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Isafjordur trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Isafjordur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Isafjordur when traveling from Akureyri in January, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Stykkisholmur Swimming Pool (in Stykkisholmur), Bjarnarfoss (in Snaefellsbaer) and Londrangar (in Hellnar).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isafjordur to Grundarfjorour takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes

— 3 nights
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Get out of town with these interesting Borgarnes side-trips: Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall (in Hraunfossar), Krauma (in Reykholt) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market, and wander the wide-open spaces of Hestaland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Borgarnes trip planner.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Borgarnes, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Keflavik.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Keflavik

— 3 nights
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Keflavik is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test the waters at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and brush up on your military savvy at Keflavik Maritime Center.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Keflavik travel planning tool.

Getting from Borgarnes to Keflavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Keflavik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.