31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hella: Fjallhalla Adventurers (in Reykholt) and Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin (in Fludir). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hella trip itinerary builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hella is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Hella to be colder, temps between 8°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of Vik with an excursion to Kvernufoss in Skogar--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 9th (Sat), trek along Laugavegur, go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar tour planner.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In October in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. October in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid vacation planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & The Transportation Museum at Ystafell) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and take an in-depth tour of Lytingsstadir Riding Tours.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik planning site.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 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.