22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mandalay
Fly:  29 h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Jokulsarlon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Skaftafell
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
6
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Stykkisholmur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Stokkseyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Grindavik
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Mandalay

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app .

Mandalay, Myanmar to Reykjavik is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Mandalay to Reykjavik. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lagarfljot, Fardagafoss and East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands). On the 29th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Fardagafoss, then take an in-depth tour of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands), then explore the activities along Lagarfljot, and finally admire the sheer force of Gufufoss.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Egilsstadir online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Technical Museum ©
Technical Museum
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church

2
nights
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon as well as Diamond Beach. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then surround yourself with nature on Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon, and finally explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jokulsarlon travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Jokulsarlon takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Skaftafell on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Beaches
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

1
night
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Skaftafell trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Jokulsarlon to Skaftafell with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Flaajokull Glacier ©
Flaajokull Glacier

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dyrholaey as well as Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Skaftafell to Vik in 3 hours. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Katla Volcano. On the 1st (Thu), get impressive views of Katla Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip itinerary maker site .

Skogar is very close to Vik. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You've now added Gerduberg basalt columns to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gerduberg basalt columns, and then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Stykkisholmur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Skogar to Stykkisholmur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gerduberg basalt columns, Kirkjufell Mountain, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

2
nights
Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri ©
Stokkseyri is a small town in Southern Iceland, with a population of around 445.OverviewFounded around 900 AD by the settler Hásteinn Atlason, it was an important fishing and trading village in previous times, but has become more of a tourist destination. On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stokkseyri road trip website .

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Stokkseyri in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Stokkseyri

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trips

Selfoss, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©
Kerið ©
Kerið
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Fjadrargljufur Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Systrafoss.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur online route planner .

Drive from Stokkseyri to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 3 hours. On the 13th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

2
nights
Grindavik

Grindavik
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Selatangar, visit a coastal fixture at Hopsnes Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon, then don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, then take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Krysuvik Cliffs.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grindavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Grindavik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
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Krysuvik
Krysuvik
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

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