31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Appreciate the collections at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and admire the sheer force of Glymur.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online day trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 49°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 23:

5
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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.
Let the collections at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Old Farmhouse Laufas capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Grettislaug. Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to The Exploration Museum (in Husavik), Monumento a Stephan Stephansson (in Skagafjordur) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and stop by Tannery Visitor Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akureyri day trip tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

4
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Krafla Lava Fields and Lofthellir Lava Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Hofdi. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park to see Hafragilsfoss about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:

4
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Svartifoss Waterfall and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get in touch with nature at Walking tours and Stokksnes. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Svinafell Glacier (in Skaftafell). There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and examine the collection at Huldusteinn.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

3
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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 Sólheimajökulll and Icelandic Lava Show. Get in touch with nature at Mýrdalsjökull and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

5
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Snaefellsbaer

Explore hidden gems such as Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Get outdoors at Cave Vatnshellir and Djúpalónssandur beach. Explore Snaefellsbaer's surroundings by going to Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn) and Arnarstapi (Ytri Tunga Beach & Gatklettur).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer day trip app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Snaefellsbaer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

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.