22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hafnarfjordur
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Hella
— 3 nights
Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Vestmannaeyjar
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
3
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Egilsstadir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Hella

Hella ©
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gullfoss Falls and Hekla. Change things up with these side-trips from Hella: Fridheimar (in Reykholt) and Geysir (in Haukadalur). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, and stop by Seljalandsfoss.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hella planner.

Hafnarfjordur to Hella is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. June in Hella sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, South Region, Geysir, Fridheimar, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Katla Volcano ©
Katla Volcano
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannaeyjar
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Storhofdi (Great Cape), explore the galleries of SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, thenget impressive views of Eldfell, and finally examine the collection at Eldheimar.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vestmannaeyjar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by taxi from Hella to Vestmannaeyjar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Eldfell
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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Eldfell
Eldfell
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary ©
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Attractions like Black Sand Beach and Sólheimajökulll make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Scenic Green Lava Walk, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

Plan trip to Vik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Vestmannaeyjar to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon & Diamond Beach) and Skaftafell (Lac Polaire, Svartifoss Waterfall, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hofn travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

3
nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Egilsstadir: Breiddalssetur Museum (in Breiddalsvik), Petra Stone Collection (in Stodvarfjordur) and Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir).

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

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seydisfjordur, Breiddalssetur Museum, Petra Stone Collection, Fjalladyrd
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Skalanes ©
Skalanes
Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church

6
nights
Akureyri

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 Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid) and Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Grjotagja Cave, Hafragilsfoss
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
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