22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Isafjordur
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
7
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Snaefellsbaer visit planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Kirkjufell Mountain, Budir Church, Olafsvikurkirkja, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Dyrhólaey. Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hof day trip planning app.

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hof are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dettifoss Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Hverir. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and head outdoors with Hofdi.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hof to Reykjahlid takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and The Húsavík Whale Museum. You'll explore and learn at Herring Era Museum and Folk Music Center. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, and shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Siglufjordur, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

1
night
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore and then examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vigur Island, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Osvor Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isafjordur road trip planning app.

Getting from Akureyri to Isafjordur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Akureyri in June, plan for little chillier days in Isafjordur, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, The Arctic Fox Centre, The Old Bookstore
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The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Osvor Maritime Museum ©
Osvor Maritime Museum

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Myconceptstorefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Kerið (in Selfoss), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), expand your horizons at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Isafjordur in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kerið, The Settlement Center, Gullfoss Falls
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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