22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

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Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Grindavik
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Landeyjahöfn, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Asbyrgi
— 1 night
Drive
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive
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Borgarnes
— 1 night
Fly
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. You will leave for Grindavik on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Grindavik

— 2 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grindavik: Thorlakshofn (Strandarkirkja & Horseback Riding Tours). And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents, and don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grindavik trip planning website.

Drive from Reykjavik to Grindavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

— 2 nights
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 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Sagnheimar Folk Museum, then examine the collection at Landlyst Museum, and then appreciate the views at Herjolfsdalur. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja) and then don't miss a visit to Storhofdi (Great Cape).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vestmannaeyjar online trip planner.

Fly from Grindavik to Vestmannaeyjar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Vestmannaeyjar sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Museums · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon, Skogar Museum, Reynisfjara Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

Start your trip to Vik by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Vestmannaeyjar to Vik takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park as well as Fellsfjara. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hofn trip builder website.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hofn sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Egilsstadir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, then get outside with Hengifoss, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Litlanesfoss.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Egilsstadir travel route planner.

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dimmuborgir Lava Formations as well as Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 12th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

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You can drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Asbyrgi

— 1 night
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asbyrgi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Asbyrgi takes 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks · Nature

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Exploration Museum as well as The Húsavík Whale Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, then take a peaceful walk through Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Husavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Husavik takes an hour. July in Husavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Blonduos

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 14th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre, examine the collection at Textile Museum, and then head off the coast to Hrutey Island.

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Traveling by car from Husavik to Blonduos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums · Spas · Parks · Nature

Borgarnes

— 1 night
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, then stroll through Aurora Borealis, and then see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Borgarnes online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Blonduos to Borgarnes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Eldfell and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

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Getting from Borgarnes to Vestmannaeyjar by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Landmannalaugar, trek along Laugavegur, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vestmannaeyjar to Landmannalaugar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Haifoss and then admire the verdant scenery at Gjain.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then look for gifts at Myconceptstore, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.