22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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
Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, stroll the grounds of Budir Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Snaefellsbaer. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Olafsvikurkirkja, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Budir Church
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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 The Settlement Center and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). Make the 14th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
On the 15th (Sat), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, then take in the awesome beauty at Bolafjall, then head off the coast to Vigur Island, and finally examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isafjordur trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Isafjordur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hella.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bolafjall, The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Gljúfrafoss and then head outdoors with Hekluhestar.

Discover how to plan a Hella trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Isafjordur to Hella by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. June in Hella sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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): make a trip to Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hof online travel route planner .

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hof to Reykjahlid takes 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Herring Era Museum and Folk Music Center. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akureyri route maker .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors 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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