22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 9 nights
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Geysir

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geysir trip planner.

Mendoza, Argentina to Geysir is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mendoza to Geysir. In January, Geysir is colder than Mendoza - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Icelandic Lava Show and Sólheimajökulll. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftareldahraun, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in January, Vik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Hella

— 2 nights
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 14th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at UNA Local Product, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Husavikurkirkja. You'll explore and learn at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Herring Era Museum. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri online tour planner.

You can fly from Hella to Akureyri in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hella in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Reykjavik

— 9 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Iceland and The Settlement Center. Get some cultural insight at Hallgrimskirkja and Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 28:

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.