31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Mexico City

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Grindavik (Brimketill & Thermal Spas). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in junio, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindavik, Kotstrandarkirkja, Thingvellir National Park, Kerið
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

5
nights
Akureyri

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 Hofsos (Swimmingpool, The Icelandic Emigration Center, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in junio, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hofsos
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip website .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. junio in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
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: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, get engrossed in the history at The Thorbergur center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary app .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hofn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In junio, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get impressive views of Katla Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In junio, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Katla Volcano
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur and then get impressive views of Hekla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then hike along Laugavegur, and then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar.

Plan a Landmannalaugar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In julio, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hekla
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Hekla ©
Hekla

2
nights
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 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and then get outside with Hekluhestar.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hella trip planner.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Hella by car takes about 2.5 hours. In julio, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Gjain, admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir online route planner .

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In julio in Geysir, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Hjalparfoss, Fridheimar
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

Similar Plans

29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans