60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 28 nights
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Hofn
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Akureyri
— 10 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 4 nights
Drive
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Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hvolsvollur
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik

— 28 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dogsledding Iceland and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at Nordic Store and Berg Contemporary. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Bifrost (Grábrók Volcano & Glanni Waterfall), Thorlakshofn (Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Strandarkirkja, &more) and Akranes (Glymur, Akranes Folk Museum, &more). Make the 4th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Heidmork Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, take an in-depth tour of The Cave People, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik. In January, Reykjavik is colder than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Get some cultural insight at Hvalnes Lighthouse and The Thorbergur center. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Beach and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Djupivogur (Bulandstindur, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hofn trip builder website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Hofn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Hofn, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vatnajokull and Svartifoss Waterfall. Visiting Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Svinafell Glacier will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Vatnajokull National Park: Laki Craters (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 10 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get some historical perspective at Holar Cathedral and Matthiasarhus. Do your shopping at Tannery Visitor Centre and Brunir Horse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Grjotagja Cave (in Reykjahlid), Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja) and Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum & The Culture House). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), indulge in some personalized pampering at Sundlaug Akureyrar, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Akureyri road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in February since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 4 nights
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum and Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Budir Church and Stykkisholmskirkja. Change things up with these side-trips from Grundarfjorour: Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi), Snaefellsbaer (Bjarnarfoss, Cave Vatnshellir, &more) and Hellnar (Londrangar & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Husafell.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Husafell

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, then admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave, and finally try out the rides at Húsafell sundlaug. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, boost your wellbeing at Krauma, then relax in the rural setting at Haafell Goats and Roses, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Surtshellir Lava Cave.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Husafell online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Husafell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Husafell can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Haifoss, then appreciate the views at Gjain, and then experience rural life at Fridheimar.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd tour planner.

Traveling by car from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. March in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur

— 5 nights
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". You'll explore and learn at Lava Centre and Skogar Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Icelandic Lava Show and Sólheimajökulll. Get out of town with these interesting Hvolsvollur side-trips: Skogar (Kvernufoss, Rutshellir Cave, &more), Vik (Reyniskyrka Church, Black Sand Beach, &more) and Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, examine the collection at Saga Center, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

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.