22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reno
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Husafell
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Reno

1
day
Husafell

Husafell ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Husafell trip itinerary app.

Reno, USA to Husafell is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Reno to Husafell. Traveling from Reno in May, you will find days in Husafell are much colder (49°F), and nights are little chillier (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

1
night
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. On the 3rd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thenadmire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thensee the interesting displays at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hella trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Husafell to Hella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Hella sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Horseback Riding Tours
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Bring the kids along to Horseback Riding Tours and Reyniskyrka Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Skogar Museum. Step out of Vik to go to Kirkjubaejarklaustur and see Fjadrargljufur Canyon, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online holiday planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Svinafell trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Svinafell are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Selfoss Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid tour app.

You can drive from Svinafell to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kids will enjoy Horseback Riding Tours and The Icelandic Emigration Center. Step off the beaten path and head to The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). Change things up with a short trip to Glaumbaer Museum in Varmahlid (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Glaumbaer Museum, The Icelandic Emigration Center
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

6
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Bring the kids along to Sundhollin Public Baths and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Bruarfoss Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Fridheimar (in Reykholt), Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Blaskogabyggd, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Fridheimar, Strokkur
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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