22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Grundarfjorour
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Reykjavik — 6 nights

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 Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and Lava Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur), The Cave People (in Laugarvatn) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 3 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Grjotagja Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Hverfjall and Lofthellir Lava Cave. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, get outside with Hofdi, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

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Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Grettislaug. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Húsavík Whale Museum and Glaumbaer Museum. Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Husavik Yellow Lighthouse), Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at The Herring Era Museum, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center.

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Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visiting Black Sand Beach and Mýrdalsjökull will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

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Drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Vik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour — 4 nights

Visiting Kirkjufell Mountain and Laki Tours will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Djúpalónssandur beach and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grundarfjorour: Budakirkja (in Budir) and Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss & Vatnshellir Cave).

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You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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