60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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60 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Husafell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hofn
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Akureyri
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Isafjordur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
11
Reykjavik
— 11 nights
Fly + tram:  7​h 45​min
End: Lyon

4
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Escape the urban bustle at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Gatklettur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauofeldsgja and Cave Vatnshellir. Venture out of the city with trips to Latrabjarg Cliffs (in Latrabjarg), Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Londrangar) and Stykkisholmur (Sugandisey & Lighthouse Sugandisey).

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

Lyon, France to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Snaefellsbaer is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Husafell.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Olafsvik, Stykkisholmur, Grundarfjorour, Latrabjarg Cliffs
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Latrabjarg Cliffs ©
Latrabjarg Cliffs
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

4
nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Get outdoors at Hraunfossar and Kjalvegur. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grabrok Crater and Illugastaoir Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Husafell: Fossatun (in Borgarbyggd), Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri) and Snorralaug (in Reykholt). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Haafell Goats and Roses, take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, make a splash at Húsafell sundlaug, and Head underground at Surtshellir Lava Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Husafell journey planner.

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Husafell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Husafell can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husafell

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bifrost, Reykholt, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Brugghus Steoja, Kjalvegur
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Grabrok Crater ©
Grabrok Crater
Snorralaug ©
Snorralaug

5
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gjain and Geysir Golf Course. Escape the urban bustle at Gullfoss and Strokkur. Get out of town with these interesting Blaskogabyggd side-trips: Haifoss (in Skalholt) and Skalholt Cathedral (in Fludir). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, tee off at Kaffi Sel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Slakki Petting Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Husafell to Blaskogabyggd takes 3 hours. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Hvolsvollur on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Geysir, Fludir, Hjalparfoss, Haifoss, Fjallhalla Adventurers
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Haifoss ©
Haifoss
Gjain ©
Gjain
Hjalparfoss ©
Hjalparfoss

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". Discover out-of-the-way places like Gljufrabui Waterfalls and Eldfell. Get outdoors at Hekla and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to The Brothers Brewery in Vestmannaeyjar (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: get outside with Hekluhestar, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, stop by Una Local Store, and see the interesting displays at Lava Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hella, Heimaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar, Hekla, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Hekla ©
Hekla

5
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visiting Skogafoss and Reynisfjara Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dyrholaey and Kvernufoss. Change things up with a short trip to Seljavallalaug in Skogar (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

4
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Explore hidden gems such as Svartifoss Waterfall and Skaftarstofa. Escape the urban bustle at Skaftafellsjokull and Lac Polaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkjubaejarklaustur: Svinafellsjokull Glacier (in Svinafell), Ljótipollur (in Landmannalaugar) and Skaftafell (Svinafell Glacier & Flaajokull Glacier).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip builder website .

You can drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skaftafell, Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Ljótipollur
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull

4
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Visiting Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laugarfell and Vatnajokull. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss, Bulandstindur, & more) and Fjalladyrd (in Disarstadir). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, examine the collection at Huldusteinn, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn route planning website .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Laugarfell, Glacier Lagoon, Vatnajokull, Fjalladyrd
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Laugarfell ©
Laugarfell
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dettifoss and Hverarond. Get in touch with nature at Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Moorudalur Farm in Modrudalur, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip builder tool .

Drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hofn in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Moorudalur Farm, Selfoss Waterfall
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

9
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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Herring Era Museum. Visiting Akureyri Golf Club and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Saudarkrokur (Puffin and Friends & Drangey Island), Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja) and The Transportation Museum at Ystafell (in Husavik). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Aldeyjarfoss, see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Emigration Center, and cool off at Swimming Pool Dalvik.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri attractions app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalvik, Varmahlid, Hofsos, Saudarkrokur, Herring Era Museum
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Aldeyjarfoss ©
Aldeyjarfoss
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Isafjordur

Isafjordur ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Bolafjall and Grimsey Island Drangsnes. Explore Isafjordur's surroundings by going to Sheep Farming Museum (in Holmavik), Skruour Botanical gardens (in Thingeyri) and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve (in Bolungarvik).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isafjordur online holiday planner .

Getting from Akureyri to Isafjordur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Isafjordur, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bolungarvik, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Grimsey Island Drangsnes, Skruour Botanical gardens, Borgarfjardarhofn - Hafnarholmi
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Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) ©
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve ©
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

11
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heidmork Nature Reserve and Iceland Self Drive - Day Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to Ring Road and Glymur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), Hveragerdi (Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Raufarholshellir, & more) and Borgarnes (Aurora Borealis & The Settlement Center). Make the 20th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Spend the 25th (Wed) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Videy Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online tour planner .

Fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Borgarnes, Kopavogur, Langjokull Glacier, Glymur
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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