60 days in Iceland Itinerary

60 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Akranes
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Borgarnes
— 1 night
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Husafell
— 1 day
Drive
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Reykholt
— 1 night
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Arnarstapi
— 2 nights
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Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
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Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
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Budardalur
— 1 night
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Patreksfjordur
— 1 day
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Bildudalur
— 1 night
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Isafjordur
— 2 nights
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Holmavik
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
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Blonduos
— 1 night
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Varmahlid
— 1 day
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Hofsos
— 1 night
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Siglufjordur
— 1 night
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Dalvik
— 1 night
Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to Grimsey Island
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Grimsey Island
Fly to Akureyri, Taxi to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Asbyrgi
— 1 night
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Raufarhofn
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Vopnafjordur
— 1 night
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Egilsstadir
— 2 nights
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Borgarfjordur Eystri
— 1 day
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
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Reydarfjordur
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Neskaupstadur
— 1 night
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Faskrudsfjordur
— 1 night
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Djupivogur
— 1 night
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Hofn
— 1 night
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Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
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Vik
— 1 night
Bus to Landeyjahöfn, Ferry to Vestmannaeyjar
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Landeyjahöfn, Bus to Hella
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Geysir
— 2 nights
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Selfoss
— 3 nights
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Keflavik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

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 Videy Island and Bonus. Head to The Nordic House and Lucky Recordsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Akranes Lighthouse (in Akranes) and Thorufoss (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, explore the world behind art at The Culture House, stroll through Heidmork Nature Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Akranes.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Akranes

Akranes is a port town and municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20km north of the capital Reykjavík.The area where Akranes is located was settled in the 9th century, but did not receive a municipal charter until 1942.HistoryAkranes was settled in the 9th century by the brothers Þormóður and Ketill, sons of Bresi. On the 19th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Akranes Folk Museum and then learn about all things military at War and Peace Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akranes trip planning site.

Drive from Reykjavik to Akranes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akranes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarnes.
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Borgarnes — 1 night

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar, then look for gifts at Ljomalind Farmers Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, and finally get outside with Skallagrimsgardur.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Borgarnes trip builder site.

You can drive from Akranes to Borgarnes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Husafell.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Husafell — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at The Cave Vidgelmir, Head underground at Surtshellir Lava Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Husafell trip builder site.

Drive from Borgarnes to Husafell in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Husafell can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Reykholt.
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Reykholt — 1 night

Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Snorralaug and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykholt holiday planner.

Reykholt is just a stone's throw from Husafell. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Arnarstapi.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Arnarstapi — 2 nights

Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. Your day by day itinerary now includes Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arnarstapi route tool.

Traveling by car from Reykholt to Arnarstapi takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ingjaldscholskirkja, take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour online travel planner.

You can drive from Arnarstapi to Grundarfjorour in an hour. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stykkisholmur.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Stykkisholmur — 1 night

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sugandisey. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helgafell and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stykkisholmur journey planning tool.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Stykkisholmur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budardalur.
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Budardalur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eiriksstadir.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budardalur online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Budardalur takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patreksfjordur.
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Patreksfjordur — 1 day

Your day by day itinerary now includes Latrabjarg Cliffs as well as Rauðasandur. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step aboard Garoar BA 64, then stroll through Rauðasandur, then take an in-depth tour of Hnjotur - Minjasafn Egils Olafssonar, and finally explore the striking landscape at Latrabjarg Cliffs.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patreksfjordur online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Budardalur to Patreksfjordur takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bildudalur.
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Bildudalur — 1 night

Bíldudalur is a village situated on the coast of Arnarfjörður, one of the Westfjords in Iceland.It is situated in the Vesturbyggð municipality and has 166 inhabitants (as of January 2011).The village prospered in the 19th century thanks to sound business enterprise and the booming fishing industry. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jon Sigurdsson Museum as well as Dynjandi (Fjallfoss).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bildudalur trip planner.

You can drive from Patreksfjordur to Bildudalur in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Isafjordur.
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Isafjordur — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Skruour Botanical gardens, then don't miss a visit to Vestfirdir Tunnel, then see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, and finally stop by Vestfirzka Verzlunin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Hversdagssafn - Museum of Everyday Life, then trek along Valagil Waterfall, and finally let little ones run wild at Raggagardur.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isafjordur online holiday builder.

You can drive from Bildudalur to Isafjordur in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Holmavik.
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Holmavik — 1 night

Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Holmavik online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Isafjordur to Holmavik takes 3 hours. In June in Holmavik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hvammstangi.
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Hvammstangi — 1 night

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hvitserkur, Kolugljufur Waterfall and Icelandic Seal Center. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hvitserkur.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hvammstangi journey planning app.

You can drive from Holmavik to Hvammstangi in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Blonduos.
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Blonduos — 1 night

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, head off the coast to Hrutey Island, and then examine the collection at Icelandic salmon center.

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Drive from Hvammstangi to Blonduos in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Varmahlid.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Varmahlid — 1 day

On the 2nd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Puffin and Friends, contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja, then take an in-depth tour of 1238 The Battle of Iceland, and finally see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum.

Plan trip to Varmahlid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Varmahlid takes an hour. July in Varmahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hofsos.
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Hofsos — 1 night

You've now added Holar Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hofsos trip planning site.

Drive from Varmahlid to Hofsos in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.
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Siglufjordur — 1 night

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siglufjordur itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hofsos to Siglufjordur takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dalvik.
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Dalvik — 1 night

Dalvík is the main village of the Icelandic municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð. To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dalvik online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Dalvik in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grimsey Island.
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Grimsey Island

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Orbis et Globus.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grimsey Island online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dalvik to Grimsey Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Akureyri — 5 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Sverrir Hermannsson's Sundry Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The House of Shark Jorundur and The Industry Museum. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akureyri Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, examine the collection at Smamunasafn Sverris Hermannssonar, and get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic.

Find out how to plan Akureyri trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Grimsey Island to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Husavik.
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Husavik — 1 night

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
You've now added North Sailing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell and then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Husavik online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Husavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dimmuborgir Lava Formations as well as Grjotagja Cave. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then explore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur, and then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid itinerary planning site.

Drive from Husavik to Reykjahlid in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Asbyrgi.
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Asbyrgi — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Selfoss Waterfall as well as Jokulsargljufur National Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbyrgi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Asbyrgi in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Raufarhofn.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Raufarhofn

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Arctic Henge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Raufarhofn online tour planner.

Drive from Asbyrgi to Raufarhofn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vopnafjordur.
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Vopnafjordur — 1 night

Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. Moorudalur Farm has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vopnafjordur trip maker app.

Drive from Raufarhofn to Vopnafjordur in 2 hours. July in Vopnafjordur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 2 nights

You've now added East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands) to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Egilsstadir online vacation planner.

You can drive from Vopnafjordur to Egilsstadir in 2 hours. In July in Egilsstadir, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Borgarfjordur Eystri.
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Borgarfjordur Eystri — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Raudamelsolkelda, don't miss a visit to Lindarbakki, then explore the striking landscape at Alfaborg, and finally go for a walk through Borgarfjaroarhofn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Borgarfjordur Eystri attractions website.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Borgarfjordur Eystri by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seydisfjordur.
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Seydisfjordur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Technical Museum, don't miss a visit to Tvisongur, stroll through Skalanes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from Streitisviti Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Borgarfjordur Eystri to Seydisfjordur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seydisfjordur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reydarfjordur.
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Reydarfjordur

Reyðarfjörður is a town in Iceland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get great views at Helgustadir Spar Mine.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Reydarfjordur trip planning website.

Drive from Seydisfjordur to Reydarfjordur in an hour. July in Reydarfjordur sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Neskaupstadur.
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Neskaupstadur — 1 night

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Neskaupstadur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Reydarfjordur to Neskaupstadur takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Faskrudsfjordur.
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Faskrudsfjordur — 1 night

Fáskrúðsfjörður is a village in eastern Iceland.It has a population of 662 and constitutes one of the villages composing the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.GeographyFáskrúðsfjörður, located on the same-named fjord, lies between Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The French Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Faskrudsfjordur trip site.

Traveling by car from Neskaupstadur to Faskrudsfjordur takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Faskrudsfjordur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Djupivogur.
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Djupivogur — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Sveinsstekksfoss, don't miss a visit to Eggin i Gledivik, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bulandstindur.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Djupivogur route planner.

Traveling by car from Faskrudsfjordur to Djupivogur takes 1.5 hours. July in Djupivogur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.
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Hofn — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 20th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn and then see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

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

You can drive from Djupivogur to Hofn in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Hofskirkja Church as well as Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon. On the 21st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jokulsarlon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Jokulsarlon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Visiting Svartifoss Waterfall and Svinafell Glacier will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Skaftafellsjokull and Skeioara Bridge Monument. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jokulsarlon to Vatnajokull National Park. In July in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur — 1 night

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eldhraun Lava Field. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Skaftarstofa, pause for some serene contemplation at Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Foss a Sidu.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur tour site.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 3 hours. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hjorleifshofoi, Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Hjorleifshofoi, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vik vacation maker website.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vestmannaeyjar.
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Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island — 3 nights

Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. You've now added Sagnheimar Folk Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the views at Herjolfsdalur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Eldheimar, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vestmannaeyjar driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Vik to Vestmannaeyjar in 4.5 hours. In July in Vestmannaeyjar, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hella.
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Hella — 2 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. Urridafoss Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Keldur and then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hella trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vestmannaeyjar to Hella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Hella, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Geysir.
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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 2nd (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Blesi and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Geysir, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Hella to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Geysir are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selfoss.
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Selfoss — 3 nights

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Reykjadalur Hot Springs as well as Skalholt Cathedral. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Skalholt Cathedral and then explore the activities along Kerið. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Selfosskirkja, see the interesting displays at Orgelsmidjan / Pipe Organ Workshop and Exhibition, then examine the collection at Bobby Fischer Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Olvisholt Brewery.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Selfoss online holiday planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Selfoss sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Keflavik.
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Keflavik — 2 nights

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Strandarkirkja, see the interesting displays at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, examine the collection at Viking World, then learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, then see the interesting displays at Duushus Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Reykjanesbaer. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur, enjoy the sea views from Garoskagi Lighthouse, learn more about the world around you at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, admire the masterpieces at Reykjanes Art Museum, then look for gifts at Duus Handverk, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Keilir.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keflavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Keflavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Keflavik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 5 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Oxararfoss. Head to Alafoss Wool Store and Stjornarradidfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Almannagja, Thingvellir National Park, &more), The Icelandic Turf House (in Selfoss) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Explore Reykjavik further: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal area krysuvik, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, and explore the activities along Lake Tjornin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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Lake Myvatn travel guide

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Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.
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