31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 15 nights
Fly
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

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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 Selfoss (Selfosskirkja, Kerið, &more), Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 13th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Laugavegur, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website.

Amritsar, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around -3°C, while days are colder, around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool, and test the waters at Hoffell Hot Tubs.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hofn tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Hofn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
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Vatnajokull National Park

Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In December, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

4
nights
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, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planning app.

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. December in Vik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Keldur, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Njalurefill. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hella to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hella in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°C in Geysir. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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.