60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Egilsstadir
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Snaefellsbaer
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Reykjavik

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Illugastaoir Farm (in Bifrost) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Illugastaoir Farm, Kerið, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Hraunfossar
Find places to stay May 1 — 13:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

9
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Skagastrond (Kalfshamarsvik & The Museum of Prophecies in Skagastrond), Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi) and Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Skagastrond, Hofsos, Varmahlid, Puffin and Friends
Find places to stay May 13 — 22:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park holiday maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Speed Boats Tours, &more), Faro de Gardur (in Gardur) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and head outdoors with Aldeyjarfoss.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Faro de Gardur, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

6
nights
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Egilsstadir: Breiddalssetur Museum (in Breiddalsvik), Bustarfell Museum (in Vopnafjordur) and Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir route builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Reykjahlid to Egilsstadir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seydisfjordur, Faskrudsfjordur, Breiddalssetur Museum, Bustarfell Museum, Storurd
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
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Laugarfell ©
Laugarfell
Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Breiddalssetur Museum ©
Breiddalssetur Museum

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Djupivogur (Bakkabud & Sveinsstekksfoss), Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hofn sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Djupivogur, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

5
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kvernufoss (in Skogar), Volcano Eyjafjallajokull (in Selfoss) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik journey planner.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Katla Volcano, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
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". When in Hvolsvollur, make a side trip to see Laugavegur in Landmannalaugar, approximately Landmannalaugar away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, get impressive views of Eldfell, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, South Region, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Laugavegur, Eldfell
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Take a break from Geysir with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Geysir, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Snaefellsbaer on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

Gjain, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

5
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Snaefellsbaer: Hellnar (Londrangar & Djúpalónssandur beach), Gatklettur (in Grundarfjorour) and Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi (in Borgarfjorour).

Plan my day in Snaefellsbaer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Geysir to Snaefellsbaer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi, Lighthouse Sugandisey
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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