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
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Vik
— 4 nights
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Hofn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
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Akureyri
— 10 nights
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Isafjordur
— 7 nights
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Reykjavik
— 20 nights
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Grundarfjorour

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

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 Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Step off the beaten path and head to Skogar Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Foss a Sidu & Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary app.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Vik by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time 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 Vatnajokull. Get outdoors at Svartifoss Waterfall and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Svinafell Glacier (in Skaftafell) and Hrutfjallstindar (in Vatnajokull National Park). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, 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 Hverfjall. Step off the beaten path and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Skutustaoagigar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Hafragilsfoss (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, and get outside with Hofdi.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 Akureyrarkirkja will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Herring Era Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi), Folk Music Center (in Siglufjordur) and Husavik (Active North, The Culture House, &more). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grettislaug, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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 · Parks · Historic Sites

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 Jon Sigurdsson Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isafjordur: Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) (in Hrafnseyri) and Krossneslaug (in Nordurfjordur).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Isafjordur online attractions planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Isafjordur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Akureyri in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Isafjordur, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time 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 Icelandic Punk Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Hraunfossar and Krysuvik. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Fridheimar (in Reykholt). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

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
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.