25 days in Iceland Itinerary

25 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella), UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monterrey to Reykjavik. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center), The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos) and Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & The Húsavík Whale Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, learn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akureyri driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

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 striking landscape at Hverir, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid tour planning app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In June in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vik online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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.