22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kahului, Maui
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Kahului, Maui

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir online driving holiday planner.

Kahului, USA to Geysir is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 10 hours. Traveling from Kahului in July, things will get cooler in Geysir: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hella

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Thjofafoss, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, look for gifts at UNA Local Product, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Keldur.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hella online journey planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Hekla
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & Speed Boats Tours). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Varmahlid to see Glaumbaer Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Kerið, Thermal Spas, Bridge Between Continents
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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