22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route builder

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Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 12 nights
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: Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik), Grindavik (Hopsnes Lighthouse, Thermal Spas, &more) and Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi). Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 1st (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Reykjavik at 37°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 2nd (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Geysir visit planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Svinafell journey planning tool.

You can drive from Geysir to Svinafell in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of Vik with an excursion to Kvernufoss in Skogar--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vik trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Svinafell to Vik by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Vik, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hella

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Hella to go to Hvolsvollur and see Nauthusagil Waterfall, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Njalurefill, see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your Hella itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.