60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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60 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Timmins
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Hofn
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Vik
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hvolsvollur
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Blaskogabyggd
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Timmins

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Keflavik (History Museum of Reykjanesbaer, Keflavik Maritime Center, &more) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip tool .

Timmins, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Keflavik, Thingvellir, Borgarnes Museum, Kerið, Akranes Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

8
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lytingsstadir Riding Tours and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Víðimýrarkirkja (in Varmahlid), Jokulsargljufur National Park (in Asbyrgi) and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum (in Reykjahlid). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Brunir Horse, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Varmahlid, Jokulsargljufur National Park, Sigurgeirs Bird Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

6
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Get a sense of the local culture at The House of Shark Jorundur and Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siglufjordur: Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur), The Icelandic Emigration Center (in Hofsos) and Skagastrond (Kalfshamarsvik & The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond).

To find maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Siglufjordur trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Husavik, Hofsos, Blonduos, Dalvik, Skagastrond
Highlights from your plan
Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland ©
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends

6
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Change things up with a short trip to Askja in Reykjahlid (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Siglufjordur to Vatnajokull National Park. In March, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Hofn.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Askja, Laugafell, Aldeyjarfoss
Highlights from your plan
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hofskirkja Church and Hvalnes Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach), Djupivogur (Eggin i Gledivik, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, examine the collection at Huldusteinn, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn travel route planning site .

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hofn are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Hofskirkja Church
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

7
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skogar Museum and Vik Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kvernufoss (in Skogar), Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftareldahraun, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and get impressive views of Katla Volcano.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vik route maker website .

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Katla Volcano, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

6
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". Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lava Centre and Skalholt Cathedral. Explore Hvolsvollur's surroundings by going to Vestmannaeyjar (Sagnheimar Folk Museum, Storhofdi (Great Cape), &more), Fjallhalla Adventurers (in Reykholt) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get impressive views of Eldfell, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja), and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Vik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Hella, Skalholt Cathedral, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

7
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Go for a jaunt from Blaskogabyggd to Svartsengi to see Gjain about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd travel route builder .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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