29 days in Iceland Itinerary

29 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 10 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre

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Geysir

— 3 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Geysir is known for nature and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning website.

Wilkes-Barre, USA to Geysir is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in December, you will find days in Geysir are a bit cooler (36°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vik travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Geysir in December, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Hella

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with MudShark Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hella holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hella are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park attractions planner.

Fly from Hella to Vatnajokull National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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.
Step out of Akureyri with an excursion to Swimming Pool Dalvik in Dalvik--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°F in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Reykjavik

— 10 nights
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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at Perlan, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 29:

Iceland travel guide

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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.