28 days in Iceland Itinerary

28 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjavik
— 10 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 10 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 Hraunfossar and Thingvellir National Park. Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Reykjavik, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour online travel route builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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.
The Old Farmhouse Laufas and The Húsavík Whale Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, soothe aching muscles at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vatnajokull National Park when traveling from Akureyri in February, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Step out of the city life by going to Fellsfjara and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Hofn Swimming Pool. Step out of Hofn with an excursion to Glacier Lagoon in Jokulsarlon--about 1h 10 min away.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. February in Hofn sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

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 Icelandic Lava Show and Sólheimajökulll. Escape the urban bustle at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Black Sand Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik day trip planning tool.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Vik are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd day trip planning app.

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in February, Blaskogabyggd is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Iceland travel guide

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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.