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 Geysir
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
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Geysir

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir route planner.

Durham, USA to Geysir is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in March, expect nights in Geysir to be little chillier, around 31°F, while days are colder, around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Hekluhestar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

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You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Stjornarfoss & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, get impressive views of Katla Volcano, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Vik attractions planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Step out of Vatnajokull National Park to go to Svinafell and see Svinafellsjokull Glacier, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Akureyri

— 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Iceland Horse Tours (in Saudarkrokur) and The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, see Off-Road Tours, tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in March since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

Reykjavik

— 9 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church), Grindavik (Selatangar & Thermal Spas) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 31:

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.