31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  7​h
1
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lake Myvatn
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Husavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Stykkisholmur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Vilnius

9
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take an unforgettable tour with Reykjavik Helicopters, and get the lay of the land with CityWalk Reykjavik.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online travel planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Vilnius in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Myvatn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Langjokull Glacier, Gullfoss Falls, Alafoss Wool Store, Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn ©
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
Step out of Lake Myvatn with an excursion to Goðafoss Waterfall in Akureyri--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lake Myvatn trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Lake Myvatn in 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lake Myvatn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Goðafoss Waterfall
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Hverir ©
Hverir

3
nights
Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: tour in harmony with nature at North Sailing, then take a pleasant ride with Saltvík Horse Rental, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Husavik using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Myvatn to Husavik in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Husavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Husavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Selfoss Waterfall
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North Sailing ©
North Sailing
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Glacier Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's more to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Husavik to Hofn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glacier Lagoon, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
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: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vik sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

6
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Skogar Museum (in Skogar), Selfoss (Volcano Eyjafjallajokull & Kerið) and Haifoss (in Skalholt). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, trot along with Icelandic HorseWorld, gear up at Hella Horse Rental, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hella, Selfoss, Fludir, Skogar Museum, Haifoss
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld
Kerið ©
Kerið

2
nights
Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Volcano Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stykkisholmskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then catch all the local highlights with Snaefellsnes Excursions, and then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stykkisholmur trip planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Stykkisholmur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Snaefellsnes Excursions, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur
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Helgafell ©
Helgafell
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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