22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hella
— 3 nights
2
Vestmannaeyjar
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 2 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Egilsstadir
— 3 nights
6
Akureyri
— 9 nights

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. June in Hella sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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, Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir
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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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °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
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Eldfell
Eldfell
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary ©
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, thenstop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, thenadmire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip maker tool.

Traveling by taxi from Vestmannaeyjar to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kids will enjoy Glacier Lagoon and Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting Hofn side-trips: Diamond Beach (in Jokulsarlon), Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Huldusteinn, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hofn trip maker tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Vatnajokull, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

3
nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Egilsstadir: Skalanes (in Seydisfjordur), Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir) and Breiddalssetur Museum (in Breiddalsvik).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Egilsstadir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seydisfjordur, Petra Stone Collection, The French Museum, Fjalladyrd, Breiddalssetur Museum
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Petra Stone Collection ©
Petra Stone Collection
Skalanes ©
Skalanes
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church

9
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park), Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid) and Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akureyri road trip tool.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi, Glaumbaer Museum, Hafragilsfoss, Grjotagja Cave
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi ©
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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