22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and FlyOver Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: The Cave People (in Laugarvatn) and Thingvellir (Almannagja & Oxararfoss). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, try out the rides at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral, and sample some tasty brews at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): try out the rides at Stykkisholmur Swimming Pool, admire the sheer force of Grundarfoss Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Liston, then take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun, then get a new perspective on things with Ocean Adventures, and finally examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Husafell.
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Husafell — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): Head underground at Surtshellir Lava Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave Vidgelmir, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Snorralaug, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brugghus Steoja, and finally boost your wellbeing at Krauma.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Husafell online itinerary maker.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Husafell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Lava Show, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Skaftfellingur Museum, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Husafell to Vik in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Husafell in January, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Svinafell.
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Svinafell — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon and then explore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Adventure Point, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Svinafell vacation builder.

You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hella.
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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. On the 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Keldur, explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Hella, and then cast your line with MudShark Tours. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by UNA Local Product, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, and finally boost your wellbeing at Thermal Pool Hvolsvollur.

Before you visit Hella, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Svinafell to Hella in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Akureyri Botanical Garden and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Akureyri Swimming Pool, explore the engaging exhibits at Fridbjarnarhus, explore the world behind art at Akureyri Art Museum, and examine the collection at Akureyri Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hella to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hella in January since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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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