22 days in Iceland Itinerary

22 days in Iceland Itinerary

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22 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Jokulsarlon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Asbyrgi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for wildlife, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Gullfoss has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Slakki Petting Zoo and then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Geysir.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Haifoss
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

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.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Geysir Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir online itinerary planner .

Geysir is just a short distance from Blaskogabyggd. November in Geysir sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir ©
Geysir

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Seljalandsfoss has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Southcoast Adventure, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Shop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hella, Urridafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Dyrholaey, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik vacation builder tool .

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Vik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Step out of Skaftafell with an excursion to Hofskirkja Church in Hof--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Skaftafell road trip site .

You can take a bus from Vik to Skaftafell in 3 hours. November in Skaftafell sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Diamond Beach and then explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Skaftafell to Jokulsarlon with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

1
night
Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dettifoss. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur, admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asbyrgi trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Jokulsarlon to Asbyrgi by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Akureyri on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selfoss Waterfall, Faro de Gardur, Dettifoss Waterfall
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Godafoss. On the 6th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, then take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Akureyri takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hverir
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Hverir ©
Hverir

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