31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route maker

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Manama

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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Grundarfoss Waterfall. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip planning website.

Manama, Bahrain to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hraunfossar and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). There's still lots to do: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Salka Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Iceland Horse Tours (in Saudarkrokur), Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur) and The Húsavík Whale Museum (in Husavik). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online trip maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid road trip planning website.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 4 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Svartifoss Waterfall and Fellsfjara. When in Hofn, make a side trip to see Glacier Lagoon in Jokulsarlon, approximately Jokulsarlon away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hofn itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 30th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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.