31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) (in Hrafnseyri) and Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi (in Borgarfjorour).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isafjordur online trip planner.

Reykjavik to Isafjordur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect nights in Isafjordur to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi, The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
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The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Vigur Island ©
Vigur Island

6
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akureyri attractions planning website.

Fly from Isafjordur to Akureyri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Hafragilsfoss, Moorudalur Farm
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Djupivogur (The Bulandsnes, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn online visit planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hofn, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Skaftarstofa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, thengo for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then trek along Laugavegur.

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Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

2
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 23rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss, experience rural life at Fridheimar, and then appreciate the views at Gjain.

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You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Geysir in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gjain, Hjalparfoss
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gjain ©
Gjain
Geysir ©
Geysir

7
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: Grindavik (Brimketill, Thermal Spas, &more), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir National Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Grindavik, Thingvellir, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Kerið, Hveradalir
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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