22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Husavik
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
End: Reykjavik

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Fridheimar (in Selfoss), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Strokkur, Fridheimar, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Gullfoss Falls
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to Gljufrabui Waterfalls in Skogar (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to Glaumbaer Museum in Varmahlid, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Akureyri takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vik in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akureyri, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Husavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hverfjall, Glaumbaer Museum
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Husavik

Husavik ©
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.
Husavik is known for museums, wildlife, spas, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Husavik trip site .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Husavik

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

5
nights
Reykjavik

Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Kerið (in Selfoss), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). Explore Reykjavik further: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Husavik to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Husavik in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Reykjavik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hraunfossar, Kerið, Borgarnes Museum
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Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

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