31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Vik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Gjain. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geysir online tour itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geysir is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Geysir, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Geysir hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Vik

— 5 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Family-friendly places like Black Sand Beach and Icelandic Lava Show will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, stroll through Dyrhólaey, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning app.

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

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. On the 8th (Fri), get outside with Gljúfrafoss and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hella online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Lagoon and Fellsfjara. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park vacation site.

You can fly from Hella to Vatnajokull National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid journey maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik) and Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and get a taste of the local shopping with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 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.