60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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60 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hofn
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Vatnajokull National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Isafjordur
— 4 nights
Fly:  45​min
10
Reykjavik
— 12 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Londrangar. When in Snaefellsbaer, make a side trip to see Djúpalónssandur beach in Hellnar, approximately 30 minutes away.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Snaefellsbaer trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Snaefellsbaer due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Londrangar ©
Londrangar
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

4
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bruarfoss Waterfall and Geysir. Go for a jaunt from Blaskogabyggd to Svartsengi to see Gjain about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd travel planner .

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Blaskogabyggd in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Geysir, Hveravellir, Gjain, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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". You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laugavegur and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hvolsvollur side-trips: Fjallhalla Adventurers (in Reykholt) and Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, steep yourself in history at Keldur, and admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur planning site .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, South Region, Eldfell, Laugavegur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Eldheimar ©
Eldheimar
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökulll. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kvernufoss (in Skogar) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Katla Volcano, Reynisdrangar
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

5
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon and Laugarfell. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon, & more), Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell). There's much more to do: make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn online trip maker .

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hofskirkja Church, Laugarfell, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

5
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafellsjokull.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Hofn to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iceland
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dettifoss Waterfall and Hverir. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, The Húsavík Whale Museum, & more) and Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (in Asbyrgi). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, Reykjahlid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

9
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goðafoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Hofsos (Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi & The Icelandic Emigration Center), Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja) and Textile Museum (in Blonduos). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri day trip app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Hofsos, Puffin and Friends, Textile Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

4
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isafjordur: Krossneslaug (in Nordurfjordur), Skruour Botanical gardens (in Thingeyri) and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (in Bolungarvik).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur trip planner .

Getting from Akureyri to Isafjordur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Isafjordur are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, The Old Bookstore, Skruour Botanical gardens, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Raggagardur
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve ©
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours

12
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Haafell Goats and Roses (in Reykholt), Selfoss (Horseback Riding Tours, Kerið, & more) and Hveragerdi (Kotstrandarkirkja & Reykjadalur Hot Springs). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik.

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

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Selfoss, Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Hveragerdi, Hellisgerdi Park
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Helicopter Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Food Tours

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