31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik
— 8 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 1st (Thu), experience rural life at Fridheimar and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd online driving holiday planner.

Birmingham, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6-hour flight. In September, Blaskogabyggd is a bit cooler than Birmingham - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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 Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vik holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar route maker site.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vatnajokull National Park: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with a short trip to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Rauoanes Point, &more), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and The Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, learn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, see the interesting displays at Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Reykjavik

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Perlan, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 1:

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.