30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 2 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Get out of town with these interesting Blaskogabyggd side-trips: Gjain (in Svartsengi) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, experience rural life at Fridheimar, and get in touch with nature with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd online tour builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Blaskogabyggd, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Landmannalaugar, then hike along Laugavegur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar planning website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon) and Djupivogur (JFS Handcraft, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hofn route planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hofn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 5 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planning app.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjahlid by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, view the masterpieces at Brunir Horse, and see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip website.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 8 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Nauthusagil Waterfall (in Hvolsvollur) and Hella (Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall & Litla Lopasjoppan). Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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