30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly

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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.
Visiting Strokkur and Hekla will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Geysir to Skalholt to see Haifoss about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls and contemplate the long history of Skalholt Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Geysir tour itinerary website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Geysir is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect Geysir to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Hella

— 3 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. Get in touch with nature at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Hekluhestar. Get out of town with these interesting Hella side-trips: The Icelandic Turf House (in Selfoss) and Vestmannaeyjar (SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, Eldheimar, &more). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with Icelandic HorseWorld, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, examine the collection at Saga Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Vik

— 6 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Skogafoss and Laugavegur. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Ljótipollur (in Landmannalaugar), Seljavallalaug (in Skogar) and Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and examine the collection at Skogar Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Lagoon and Bulandstindur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Djupivogur (Eggin i Gledivik, JFS Handcraft, &more). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hofn online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Dettifoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Horseback Riding Tours (in Husavik) and Goðafoss Waterfall (in Akureyri). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reykjahlid, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Isafjordur

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Latrabjarg bird cliffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Isafjordur: Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft (in Holmavik), Westfjords Adventures (in Patreksfjordur) and Rauðasandur (in Latrabjarg).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Isafjordur trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Isafjordur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Reykjavik

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Askja. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, approximately Thingvellir away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary maker app.

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 5:

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.