22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Popular historic sites such as Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Snaefellsbaer trip itinerary planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Olafsvikurkirkja, Budir Church
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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.
Visit Reynisfjara Beach and Black Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Dyrholaey. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vik day trip planning website .

Drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time 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 striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

Start your trip to Hof by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hverarond and Krafla Lava Fields. Get outdoors at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Mud Pots. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and get outside with Hofdi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Húsavík Whale Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Herring Era Museum and Saurbaejarkirkja. Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Siglufjordur to see Folk Music Center about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Godafoss, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

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Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vigur Island, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Osvor Maritime Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isafjordur day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Isafjordur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Akureyri in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isafjordur: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums Parks Nature

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Settlement Center and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Kerið (in Selfoss) and Gullfoss (in Blaskogabyggd). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for gifts at Myconceptstore, view the masterpieces at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, and shop like a local with Dead Gallery/Studio.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route planner.

You can fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Isafjordur in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Kerið, The Settlement Center
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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