30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
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Geysir

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Strokkur and Hekla. When in Geysir, make a side trip to see Haifoss in Skalholt, approximately Skalholt away. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Geysir is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Geysir, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in December, with highs in Geysir at 2°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hella

— 3 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. Step out of the city life by going to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Urridafoss Waterfall. Explore Hella's surroundings by going to Vestmannaeyjar (SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, Eldheimar, &more) and The Icelandic Turf House (in Selfoss). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with Icelandic HorseWorld, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and examine the collection at Saga Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hella online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hella, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Vik

— 6 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Skogafoss and Sólheimajökulll. Venture out of the city with trips to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Seljavallalaug (in Skogar) and Landmannalaugar (Ljótipollur & Laugavegur). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vik travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Lagoon and Bulandstindur. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Djupivogur (Eggin i Gledivik, JFS Handcraft, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hofn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. Take a break from Reykjahlid with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Husavik, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid itinerary planning app.

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in December, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Isafjordur

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Krossneslaug. Explore Isafjordur's surroundings by going to Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft (in Holmavik), Westfjords Adventures (in Patreksfjordur) and Latrabjarg (Rauðasandur & Latrabjarg bird cliffs).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isafjordur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Isafjordur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Reykjahlid in December, Isafjordur is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Thingvellir National Park and Askja. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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

You can fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.