60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Portland
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hof
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Isafjordur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Reykjavik
— 11 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Portland

4
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.
Explore Geysir's surroundings by going to The Cave People (in Laugarvatn) and Haafell Goats and Roses (in Reykholt). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Slakki Petting Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geysir day trip planner.

Portland, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Geysir is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Portland in January; daily highs in Geysir reach 37°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, The Cave People, Haafell Goats and Roses, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
The Cave People ©
The Cave People

6
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". Explore Hvolsvollur's surroundings by going to Vestmannaeyjar (SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, Eldheimar, &more) and Selfoss (Kerið, Gallery Floi, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, look for gifts at UNA Local Product, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and get impressive views of Katla Volcano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geysir to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hvolsvollur, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Selfoss, Vestmannaeyjar, Hella, Katla Volcano, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Kerið ©
Kerið
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: Skogar (Seljavallalaug & Kvernufoss). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vik sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vik are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

6
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kirkjubaejarklaustur: Landmannalaugar (Ljótipollur, Laugavegur, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Skaftareldahraun, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, and steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip maker website.

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Hof on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters

6
nights
Hof

Hof
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach), Hofn (Huldusteinn & Hofn Swimming Pool) and Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, appreciate the history behind Skeioara Bridge Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, and explore the activities along Lac Polaire.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hof road trip planning app.

Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Hof sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Hofn, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (The Exploration Museum & The Húsavík Whale Museum). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, get outside with Aldeyjarfoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid road trip planner.

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hof in January, with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

6
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Varmahlid (Víðimýrarkirkja & Glaumbaer Museum). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_ski_the_day_away_in_the_pristine_settings_at Hlíðarfjall. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and stop by Flora, Akureyri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akureyri sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Explore Isafjordur's surroundings by going to Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) (in Hrafnseyri), Hnjotur - Minjasafn Egils Olafssonar (in Orlygshofn) and Skruour Botanical gardens (in Thingeyri).

You can plan Isafjordur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Isafjordur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. February in Isafjordur sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Latrabjarg, Sudavik, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Hnjotur - Minjasafn Egils Olafssonar, Skruour Botanical gardens
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Latrabjarg Cliffs ©
Latrabjarg Cliffs
Wild Westfjords ©
Wild Westfjords

11
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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