22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Isafjordur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Akureyri
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  30 h
End: Sydney

1
night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bjarnarfoss, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer journey tool.

Sydney, Australia to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 32- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Snaefellsbaer due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Budir Church, Olafsvikurkirkja
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Brugghus Steoja. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Selfoss (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Horseback Riding Tours). Make the 14th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Selfoss, The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Hraunfossar, Brugghus Steoja
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, take in the awesome beauty at Bolafjall, then step off the mainland to explore Vigur Island, and finally examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isafjordur online day trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Isafjordur by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isafjordur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hella.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Arctic Fox Centre, Bolafjall, The Old Bookstore
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Vigur Island ©
Vigur Island
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre
Bolafjall ©
Bolafjall

2
nights
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. On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Gljúfrafoss and then get outside with Hekluhestar.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hella trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Isafjordur to Hella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik trip builder site.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hof vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. June in Hof sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

4
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Folk Music Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Siglufjordur to see Herring Era Museum about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akureyri day trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

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
Horseback Riding Tours

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