30 days in Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Budapest
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Budapest

7
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online holiday maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Reykjavik. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Ring Road
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

3
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laugafell
Highlights from your plan
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar with the Route module. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, thenstop by Seljalandsfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hella online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hella sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Gjain, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and then admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geysir travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Hjalparfoss, Gjain, Fridheimar, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Kaldidalur Valley, thenmake a trip to Galgaklettur, thenexplore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thingvellir online trip maker.

You can drive from Geysir to Thingvellir in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Thingvellir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

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