31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Fjallhalla Adventurers, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir vacation tool.

Porto, Portugal to Geysir is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porto in June; daily highs in Geysir reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftareldahraun, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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. On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then stop by Litla Lopasjoppan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hella sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Fellsfjara, &more). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park road trip app.

Getting from Hella to Vatnajokull National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

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.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (Speed Boats Tours, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more), Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), examine the collection at The House of Shark Jorundur, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Kotstrandarkirkja (in Olfuss) and Kerið (in Selfoss). Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the exhibits of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online holiday planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 3:

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.