31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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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
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik
— 7 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. Explore Hella's surroundings by going to Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin (in Fludir) and Fjallhalla Adventurers (in Reykholt). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and get outside with Hekluhestar.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hella trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Hella is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Hella is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, things will get much colder in Hella: highs are around 8°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Spas

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.
Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Kvernufoss in Skogar, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to 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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Laugavegur, then don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park. In October in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid vacation planning website.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Reykjahlid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & The Transportation Museum at Ystafell). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:

Reykjavik

— 7 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: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik attractions planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:

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.