22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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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.
Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Venture out of the city with trips to Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvallakirkja church) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik route planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. In July, Reykjavik is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Herring Era Museum and The Húsavík Whale Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Goðafoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur), The House of Shark Jorundur (in Hrisey Island) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). There's still lots to do: cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss Waterfall and Krafla Lava Fields. Get some cultural insight at Moorudalur Farm and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Hella

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally get outside with Gljúfrafoss.

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Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hella sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Geysir using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.