60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Hella
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
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Akureyri
— 9 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 26 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geysir online holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Geysir is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Geysir: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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. Change things up with a short trip to Nauthusagil Waterfall in Hvolsvollur (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hella vacation planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa & Fjadrargljufur Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Hjorleifshofoi, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar day trip app.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Vatnajokull National Park

— 5 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Landmannalaugar to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 6 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from Reykjahlid with a short trip to Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 9 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum, Folk Music Center, &more) and Husavik (Active North, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, see what you can catch with Whale Watching Hauganes, and tee off at Akureyri Golf Club.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and JFS Handcraft (in Djupivogur). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hofn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 26 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi), Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Gunnuhver Hot Springs) and Keflavik (Stekkjarkot, Keflavik Maritime Center, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 8th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik visit planner.

Getting from Hofn to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.