31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 12 nights
2
Akureyri
— 5 nights
3
Svinafell
— 3 nights
4
Vik
— 4 nights
5
Hella
— 3 nights
6
Geysir
— 2 nights

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Cave People (in Laugarvatn), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 6th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Queretaro City, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Queretaro City in January, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Grindavik, The Cave People, LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga, Kerið
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

5
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip maker.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

3
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Svinafell trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Svinafell takes 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in January since evenings lows in Svinafell dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, push the limits with Katlatrack Adventure Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Svinafell to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Vik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Skogar
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. Change things up with a short trip to Dogsledding Iceland in Mosfellsbaer (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, see the top attractions with Southcoast Adventure, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hella online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Dogsledding Iceland, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dogsledding Iceland ©
Dogsledding Iceland

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 30th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geysir online attractions planner.

Drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hella in January, Geysir is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir ©
Geysir

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