30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner
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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Geysir
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik — 9 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 Grindavik (Blue Lagoon, Brimketill, &more) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more). Make the 3rd (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 8th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Perlan, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik visit planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dalvik (Swimming Pool Dalvik & Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, boost your wellbeing at Akureyri Swimming Pool, stop by Christmas Garden, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

When in Vatnajokull National Park, make a side trip to see Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell, approximately Svinafell away. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. Traveling from Akureyri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss, Audun's Mineral collection, &more) and Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn with the Route module. November in Hofn sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftareldahraun) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary website.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Vik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by UNA Local Product, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, work off some steam at Thermal Pool Hvolsvollur, and then get impressive views of Hekla.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hella itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hella sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.
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Geysir — 2 nights

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 29th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip builder website.

Drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Geysir sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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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