22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Landmannalaugar
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 6 nights
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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Landmannalaugar is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect nights in Landmannalaugar to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sólheimajökulll and Icelandic Lava Show. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mýrdalsjökull and Reyniskirkja Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fellsfjara and Walking tours. Kids will enjoy Hofn Swimming Pool and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from Hofn to Jokulsarlon to see Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hofn trip planner.

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 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Askja. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and make a trip to Viti Crater.

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You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Akureyri Botanical Garden and The Herring Era Museum. Family-friendly places like The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Horseback Riding Tours will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Glaumbaer Museum (in Varmahlid) and Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri journey builder tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laki Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grundarfjorour trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Reykjavik

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hraunfossar and Horseback Riding Tours. Family-friendly places like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Ghost & Vampire Tours will thrill your kids. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, and take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning website.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 28:

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.