30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

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30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Husafell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
7
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vatnajokull and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Skaftafell National Park and Svartifoss Waterfall. Explore Skaftafell's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Systrafoss, Foss a Sidu, & more) and Jokulsarlon (Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Skaftafell tour planning website .

Reykjavik to Skaftafell is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. May in Skaftafell sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Vatnajokull National Park
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik travel planner.

Getting from Skaftafell to Vik by bus takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 28th (Tue), meet the residents at Slakki Petting Zoo, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

1
night
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Husafell Hiking, admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, then admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Husafell online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Husafell by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Husafell are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Husafell Hiking, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Barnafoss
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss

4
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Get in touch with nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Cave Vatnshellir. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and Budir Church. Explore Snaefellsbaer's surroundings by going to Hellnar (Londrangar & Djúpalónssandur beach), Gatklettur (in Grundarfjorour) and Latrabjarg bird cliffs (in Latrabjarg).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Husafell to Snaefellsbaer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Latrabjarg bird cliffs, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik) and Selfoss (Kerið & Horseback Riding Tours). Make the 7th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

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Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Selfoss, The Settlement Center, Thingvellir National Park, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Get in touch with nature at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Arctic Fox Centre and Natural History Museum. Step out of Isafjordur with an excursion to Svalvogar in Thingeyri--about 54 minutes away.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Isafjordur by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isafjordur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Hellulaug Pool, Svalvogar, The Old Bookstore
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

4
nights
Akureyri

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Godafoss and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur) and Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Akureyri online attractions planner .

You can fly from Isafjordur to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Herring Era Museum, Glaumbaer Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Selfoss Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Vesturdalur (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Rauoanes Point & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, get outside with Hofdi, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall, Vesturdalur
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverir ©
Hverir

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