22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oviedo
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Oviedo

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online travel route planner .

Oviedo, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oviedo to Reykjavik. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oviedo in March; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 4°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Yntri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (Rauoanes Point, Husavikurkirkja, & more). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Husavik
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, and identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online trip maker .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Take a break from Hofn with a short trip to Jokulsarlon Lagoon in Jokulsarlon, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, head outdoors with Diamond Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn visit app .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hofn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vatnajokull, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Hoffellsjokull Glacier ©
Hoffellsjokull Glacier
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik travel planning tool .

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, and then get outside with Gljúfrafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Hekluhestar and then contemplate the geological forces at Southcoast Adventure.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur online holiday planner .

Drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hella, Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Hrunalaug, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd road trip planning website .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hrunalaug, Strokkur
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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