31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 5 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 4 nights

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6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Laugavegur, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Reykjavik. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

5
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Rauoanes Point). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, stop by Flora, Akureyri, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Photography Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Vatnajokull National Park and see Hafragilsfoss, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid road trip site.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hofn.

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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Ice Explorers (in Flatey a Myrum) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hofn road trip app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Hofn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

5
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, whizz through the canopy at Zipline, enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Laugavegur, then don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then take a pleasant ride with Riding Tours South Iceland, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geysir road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Geysir takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Geysir are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Strokkur
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Riding Tours South Iceland ©
Riding Tours South Iceland

4
nights
Hella

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. Step out of Hella to go to Hvolsvollur and see Nauthusagil Waterfall, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, examine the collection at Lava Centre, push the limits with Midgard Adventure, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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