32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner
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Reykjavik
— 15 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik — 15 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip app.

Krakow, Poland to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 14:

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, head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers, soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, get impressive views of Katla Volcano, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Svinafell.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Svinafell — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Fellsfjara and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon and then don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Svinafell visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In January in Svinafell, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Svinafell to Vatnajokull National Park. In January in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hella.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hella, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vatnajokull National Park to Hella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hella sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

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.