22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Keflavik
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 1 night
Drive to Brjánslækur, Ferry to Stykkisholmur
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Stykkisholmur
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Bari

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Keflavik

— 1 night
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Reykjanes Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hvalsneskirkja, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Keflavik planning tool.

Bari, Italy to Keflavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bari in June, you will find days in Keflavik are cooler (14°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Dogsledding Iceland. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, and take a memorable drive along Ring Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Skogar Museum and Reyniskirkja Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Sólheimajökulll and Reynisdrangar will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, admire all the interesting features of Rutshellir Cave, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vik online journey planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hofn trip app.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Egilsstadir

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss, get into the urban bustle at Skriduklaustur, then get outside with Hengifoss, and finally stroll through Hallormsstadur Forestry Reserve. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then cast your line with Austursigling, and finally identify plant and animal life at Skorrahestar - Riding Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Egilsstadir travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Glaumbaer Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid), Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur) and Husavik (The Exploration Museum & Husavikurkirkja). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip builder.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Isafjordur

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre, head outdoors with Amazing Westfjords, then get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bolafjall.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isafjordur road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Akureyri to Isafjordur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Akureyri, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isafjordur, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stykkisholmur

— 4 nights
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Visit Budir Church and Stykkisholmskirkja for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Get out of town with these interesting Stykkisholmur side-trips: Grundarfjorour (Laki Tours & Kirkjufellsfoss), Olafsvikurkirkja (in Olafsvik) and Hellnar (Londrangar, Djúpalónssandur beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, don't miss a visit to Svortuloft Lighthouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stykkisholmur tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isafjordur to Stykkisholmur in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.