32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjavik
— 15 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Husavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Borgarnes
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 15 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. The Icelandic Punk Museum and Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), Hella (Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall & Horseback Riding Tours) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). There's lots more to do: get outside with Dogsledding Iceland, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and get engrossed in the history at The Cave People.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Popular historic sites such as Reyniskirkja Church and Rutshellir Cave are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Icelandic Lava Show and Sólheimajökulll. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjavik in January, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Flaajokull Glacier and then laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn online trip planner.

You can drive from Svinafell to Hofn in 2 hours. In January in Hofn, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Husavik

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Exploration Museum. Get outdoors at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Husavik trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Husavik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hofn in January since evenings lows in Husavik dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Laki Tours and Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Take a break from the city and head to Londrangar and Kirkjufell Mountain. Go for a jaunt from Grundarfjorour to Budir to see Budir Church about 38 minutes away.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Husavik to Grundarfjorour takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgarnes

— 2 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). Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, and finally admire the sheer force of Glanni Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of War and Peace Museum, then examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, and finally stroll through Aurora Borealis.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Borgarnes holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Borgarnes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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.