32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive
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Husafell
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 13 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 1 night
On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip planning site.

Fresno, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Husafell.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Husafell

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), Head underground at The Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, and then laugh and play at Húsafell sundlaug.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Husafell vacation planning website.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Husafell in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Husafell are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip builder app.

You can drive from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Icelandic Lava Show and Sólheimajökulll. Step out of the city life by going to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Mýrdalsjökull. When in Vik, make a side trip to see Stjornarfoss in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, approximately Kirkjubaejarklaustur away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Blaskogabyggd in January, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Diamond Beach and Hofn Swimming Pool. Get in touch with nature at Walking tours and Glacier Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 7 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hlíðarfjall. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Brewery.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akureyri online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Akureyri takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akureyri, with lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 13 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park), The Cave People (in Laugarvatn) and Grindavik (The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, Thermal Spas, &more). Make the 9th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Parks · Nature · 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.