60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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60 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Egilsstadir
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Illugastaoir Farm (in Bifrost) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Reykjavik. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Husafell Hiking, Kerið, Thermal Spas, Hraunfossar, Illugastaoir Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

9
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi), Skagastrond (Kalfshamarsvik & The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond) and Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stop by Flora, Akureyri.

Plan a Akureyri trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akureyri are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Skagastrond, Hofsos, Puffin and Friends
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Speed Boats Tours, & more), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Faro de Gardur
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

6
nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Egilsstadir: Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir), Breiddalssetur Museum (in Breiddalsvik) and Bustarfell Museum (in Vopnafjordur).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Egilsstadir online itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Reykjahlid to Egilsstadir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seydisfjordur, Faskrudsfjordur, Icelandic Wartime Museum, Breiddalssetur Museum, Fjalladyrd
Highlights from your plan
Laugarfell ©
Laugarfell
Skalanes ©
Skalanes
Bustarfell Museum ©
Bustarfell Museum

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Djupivogur (Bakkabud & Sveinsstekksfoss), Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hofn tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Egilsstadir to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

5
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: Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss), Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Hjorleifshofoi, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, and explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Katla Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

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". Step out of Hvolsvollur with an excursion to Laugavegur in Landmannalaugar--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, get impressive views of Eldfell, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, South Region, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Eldfell, Laugavegur
Highlights from your plan
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Geysir to Svartsengi to see Gjain about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

Plan my trip to Geysir with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Geysir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geysir are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Snaefellsbaer on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gjain, Gullfoss Falls
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

5
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Explore Snaefellsbaer's surroundings by going to Gatklettur (in Grundarfjorour), Hellnar (Londrangar & Djúpalónssandur beach) and Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi (in Borgarfjorour).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer journey maker tool .

Drive from Geysir to Snaefellsbaer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour, Hellnar, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, Lighthouse Sugandisey
Highlights from your plan
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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