22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Grundarfjorour
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Mexico City

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planning site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in junio, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Thingvellir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Haukadalur
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In junio, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Hverfjall. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Askja, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In junio, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hofn

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planning app .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hofn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. junio in Hofn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Hvalnes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vik using our trip planner.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In junio, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

5
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Get outdoors at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Ytri Tunga Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Stykkisholmskirkja (in Stykkisholmur), Budir Church (in Budir) and Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Ytri Tunga Beach, Olafsvikurkirkja, Stykkisholmskirkja, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

Similar Plans

24 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States, Canadian Rockies & Iceland BY A USER FROM CYPRUS March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans