60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Snaefellsbaer
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Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 10 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 29 nights
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Snaefellsbaer

— 4 nights
Visit Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Laki Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Snaefellsbaer: Ytri Tunga Beach (in Arnarstapi), Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn) and Stykkisholmur (Norska Husio & Lighthouse Sugandisey).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer online travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Geysir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally head outdoors with Fjallhalla Adventurers.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir day trip planner.

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Geysir in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Hella

— 3 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Step out of the city life by going to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Go for a jaunt from Hella to Hvolsvollur to see Nauthusagil Waterfall about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, and learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Hella online day trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hella are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Get some cultural insight at Skogar Museum and Reyniskirkja Church. Go for a jaunt from Vik to Skogar to see Kvernufoss about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. The Thorbergur center and Huldusteinn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Lagoon and Fellsfjara. Venture out of the city with trips to Djupivogur (Bulandstindur, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more) and Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Vatnajokull National Park

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Vatnajokull and Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Laki Craters (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Hofskirkja Church (in Hof).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. March in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Goðafoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and Folk Music Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Monumento a Stephan Stephansson (in Skagafjordur), The House of Shark Jorundur (in Hrisey Island) and Dalvik (Swimming Pool Dalvik & Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, stop by Tannery Visitor Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tee off at Akureyri Golf Club.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri travel route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri. Expect slightly colder evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in March, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 29:

Reykjavik

— 29 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Head to Laugavegur and Dead Gallery/Studiofor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition (in Stokkseyri), The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki) and Reykholt (Haafell Goats and Roses & Barnafoss). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 27:

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.