31 days in Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Iceland Itinerary

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31 days in Iceland Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
Isafjordur
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Geysir
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
New York City

6
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Glymur will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, stop by foa, examine the collection at The Settlement Exhibition, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik travel itinerary creator.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Reykjavik. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 55°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Glymur
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

4
days
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isafjordur: Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (in Bolungarvik) and Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) (in Hrafnseyri). On the 26th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Isafjordur in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Sudavik, The Old Bookstore, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
The Arctic Fox Centre
The Arctic Fox Centre

4
days
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss and Lake Myvatn. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavik (The Husavik Whale Museum & Dolphin & Whale Watching).

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Isafjordur to Reykjahlid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Isafjordur in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reykjahlid, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Godafoss
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
days
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Visiting Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Vatnajokull will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Jokulsargljufur National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Iceland, Jokulsarlon Lagoon
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Askja ©
Askja

5
days
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Laugavegur and Skogafoss. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Rutshellir Cave (in Skogar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Laugavegur, Seljalandsfoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

4
days
Geysir

Geysir ©
Visiting Gullfoss and Strokkur will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geysir: Kerid Crater (in Selfoss) and Icelandic HorseWorld (in Hella). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geysir tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Selfoss, Skalholt Cathedral, Icelandic HorseWorld, Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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