60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 5 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
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Akureyri
— 10 nights
Fly
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Isafjordur
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 20 nights
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Grundarfjorour

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss. Budir Church and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Hellnar (Dritvik and Djupalonssandur & Londrangar), Stykkisholmskirkja (in Stykkisholmur) and Cave Vatnshellir (in Snaefellsbaer). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Grundarfjorour, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Landmannalaugar

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 29th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, hike along Laugavegur, and then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar tour planner.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Vik

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Step off the beaten path and head to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Icelandic Lava Show. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Foss a Sidu & Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Vik by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Hofn

— 5 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore hidden gems such as Fellsfjara and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get outdoors at Svartifoss Waterfall and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Vatnajokull National Park (Vatnajokull & Hrutfjallstindar) and Svinafell Glacier (in Skaftafell). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Reykjahlid

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Krafla Lava Fields. Step off the beaten path and head to Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Hverfjall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur) and Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, and head outdoors with Hofdi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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.
Víðimýrarkirkja and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Glaumbaer Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Siglufjordur (The Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi) and Husavik (Active North, The Culture House, &more). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 23:

Isafjordur

— 7 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Isafjordur Maritime Museum and The Old Bookstore. Steinshus and Osvor Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isafjordur: Hrafnseyri (Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) & Jon Sigurdsson Museum) and Krossneslaug (in Nordurfjordur).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isafjordur trip maker site.

Getting from Akureyri to Isafjordur by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Akureyri in August, expect nights in Isafjordur to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 30:

Reykjavik

— 20 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore and learn at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Escape the urban bustle at Hraunfossar and Lake Tjornin. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Fridheimar (in Reykholt) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geothermal area krysuvik, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik vacation planner.

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 19:

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.