31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 13 nights
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church), Hveragerdi (The exhibition Quake 2008 & Kotstrandarkirkja) and Grindavik (Selatangar, Thermal Spas, &more). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 14th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip site.

Bilaspur, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bilaspur to Reykjavik, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bilaspur in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

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Must see
Hallgrimskirkja
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik), Dalvik (Bjorbodin Spa & Swimming Pool Dalvik) and Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, Akureyri is a bit cooler at night with lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hofn.

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Nature · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Water Body
Lake Myvatn
4.4

3
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Arfleifd (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hofn travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hofn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Akureyri in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hofn, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8

3
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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vik vacation planner.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Vik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Waterfall
Skogafoss
4.8

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Hella

Hella ©
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. On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, and finally steep yourself in history at Keldur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, and then see the interesting displays at Saga Center.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hella are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geysir.

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Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Dogsledding Iceland
4.6

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Geysir

Geysir
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

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Getting from Hella to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hella in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Geysir, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Nature · Parks · Spas

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Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls
4.8

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