31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
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Grundarfjorour

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Laki Tours and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grundarfjorour: Budir Church (in Budir), Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss & Cave Vatnshellir) and Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Londrangar). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip builder tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to Grjotagja Cave in Reykjahlid, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Hofn

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Glacier Adventure and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn and then explore the striking landscape at Stokksnes.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Hofn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Hofn are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Vik

— 5 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 Mýrdalsjökull. Venture out of the city with trips to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik tour planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Vik are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Hvolsvollur

— 5 nights
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". Discover out-of-the-way places like Dogsledding Iceland and Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Explore Hvolsvollur's surroundings by going to Thjofafoss (in Hella), Vestmannaeyjar (Storhofdi (Great Cape), Eldheimar, &more) and Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin (in Fludir). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an unforgettable tour with Southcoast Adventure.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Reykjavik

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Geysir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hvolsvollur in March since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.