60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner
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Reykjavik
— 26 nights
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Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
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Borgarnes
— 3 nights
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Akureyri
— 7 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 4 nights
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
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Reykjavik — 26 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dogsledding Iceland and Langjokull Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Keflavik (Stekkjarkot & Viking World), Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and look for gifts at Nordic Store.

Before you visit Reykjavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Snaefellsbaer.
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Snaefellsbaer — 5 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Budir Church and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Djúpalónssandur beach and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Snaefellsbaer: Londrangar (in Hellnar) and Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer route builder site.

Drive from Reykjavik to Snaefellsbaer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Borgarnes.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Borgarnes — 3 nights

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Discover out-of-the-way places like The Settlement Center and Hraunfossar. Get in touch with nature at The Cave and Glymur. Change things up with these side-trips from Borgarnes: Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri) and Akranes Lighthouse (in Akranes). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall and explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Borgarnes travel planning tool.

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Borgarnes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Akureyri — 7 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Popular historic sites such as Akureyrarkirkja and Laxdal House (Laxdalshus) are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Glaumbaer Museum and The Herring Era Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Akureyri with an excursion to The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get a taste of the local shopping with Brunir Horse.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Borgarnes to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Borgarnes in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Akureyri, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

Reykjahlid — 5 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hofdi. Get in touch with nature at Grjotagja Cave and Selfoss Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Visiting Vatnajokull and Skaftafellsjokull will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Svinafell Glacier and Svartifoss Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Svinafell (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Reykjahlid in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vatnajokull National Park, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.
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Hofn — 4 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 Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Walking tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Glacier Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hofn vacation planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icelandic Lava Show and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

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You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Vik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in February, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Blaskogabyggd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Iceland travel guide

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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.