31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 10 nights
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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Herring Era Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid) and Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Salka Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Akureyri is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Akureyri, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Akureyri is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. There's lots more to do: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online journey planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Walking tours. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn vacation planning site.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar trip builder tool.

Getting from Hofn to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Icelandic Lava Show. Go for a jaunt from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur to see Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vik route builder tool.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Vik by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, then look for gifts at Litla Lopasjoppan, and finally get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Grundarfjorour

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall, then see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour day trip site.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Grundarfjorour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Bifrost (Grábrók Volcano & Glanni Waterfall) and War and Peace Museum (in Akranes). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, cruise along Ring Road, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 31:

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.