21 days in Iceland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly

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Geysir

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 6th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Geysir is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Geysir, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Geysir is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vik route planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Vatnajokull National Park side-trips: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. June in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes), The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip maker tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss). Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.